Ice Forecast
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SEA ICE ADVISORY FOR WESTERN AND ARCTIC ALASKAN COASTAL WATERS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
154 PM AKDT FRIDAY 1 AUGUST 2014

FORECAST VALID...WEDNESDAY 6 AUGUST 2014

ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...MODERATE.

SYNOPSIS...A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE EASTWARD OVER THE
BEAUFORT SEA THROUGH SATURDAY. HIGH PRESSURE RETURNS FOR FRIDAY
THROUGH WEDNESDAY OVER THE CHUKCHI AND BEAUFORT SEAS.

-ARCTIC OCEAN-

ICE COVERED.

-CHUKCHI SEA-
PKZ230-CAPE BEAUFORT TO POINT FRANKLIN-
PKZ235-POINT FRANKLIN TO CAPE HALKETT-

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES ALONG THE COAST FROM NEAR BARROW TO 70.8N
160.7W TO 71.6N 163.8W TO 71.1N 165.2W TO 71.8N 168.1W TO 71.1N
169.6W TO 72.2N 174.1W TO 70.4N 178.7W TO 71.3N 175E. THE ICE EDGE
IS MAINLY OPEN WATER.

FORECAST THROUGH WEDNESDAY FOR THE CHUKCHI SEA...NORTHWESTERLY FLOW
WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY...THEN BECOME VARIABLE SATURDAY NIGHT
AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN. SOUTHEASTERLY FLOW WILL INCREASE TO 15
TO 20 KT SUNDAY EVENING AND CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THE OVERALL
ICE EDGE IS EXPECTED TO SHIFT TO THE NORTH 10 TO 20 NM THROUGH
WEDNESDAY.


-BEAUFORT SEA-
PKZ240-CAPE HALKETT TO FLAXMAN ISLAND-
PKZ245-FLAXMAN ISLAND TO DEMARCATION POINT-

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF BANKS ISLAND TO
72.7N 127.5W TO 70.9N 130.7W TO 71.1N 134.8W TO 70.8N 137.6W TO
70.9N 139W TO 71.6N 138.3W TO 71.4N 144.9W TO 71.9N 149.4W TO 71.2N
148.6W TO 70.9N 145.8W TO 70.7N 146.4W TO 70.3N 143.1W TO THE NORTH
COAST OF ALASKA NEAR 70N 142.5W. THE ICE EDGE RANGES FROM OPEN WATER
TO 2 TENTHS FIRST YEAR THIN AND FIRST YEAR MEDIUM BRASH ICE.

FORECAST THROUGH WEDNESDAY FOR THE BEAUFORT SEA...WESTERLY WINDS
NEAR 20 KT WILL BECOME LIGHT NORTHERLY SUNDAY THEN SWITCH TO
SOUTHERLY 10 TO 20 KT MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THE ICE EDGE
IS EXPECTED TO SHIFT UP TO 15 NM TO THE WEST NEAR THE ARCTIC COAST
THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THE ICE EDGE NORTH OF 72N WILL MOVE TO THE NORTH
10 TO 20 NM THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

SCHRECK
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