Ice Forecast
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SEA ICE ADVISORY FOR WESTERN AND ARCTIC ALASKAN COASTAL WATERS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
237 PM AKDT WEDNESDAY 30 JULY 2014

FORECAST VALID...MONDAY 4 AUGUST 2014

ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...HIGH.

SYNOPSIS...A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE EASTWARD OVER THE
NORTHERN CHUKCHI AND BEAUFORT SEAS THROUGH SATURDAY...INCREASING
SOUTHERLY FLOW AS IT PASSES TO THE NORTH. HIGH PRESSURE RETURNS FOR
FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY WITH LIGHTER WINDS.

-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 71.6N 168.7W TO 71N 171.5W
TO 71.4N 172.1W TO 70.7N 173.4W TO 70.5N 178.2E TO THE RUSSIAN COAST
NEAR 69.3N 179.3E. THE ICE EDGE IS MAINLY OPEN WATER.

FORECAST THROUGH MONDAY FOR THE CHUKCHI SEA...SOUTHERLY TO
SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...THEN
BECOME NORTHWESTERLY BRIEFLY ON SATURDAY BEFORE BECOMING LIGHT
NORTHEASTERLY SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY. THE OVERALL ICE EDGE IS
EXPECTED TO SHIFT TO THE NORTH 10 TO 20 NM THROUGH MONDAY.


-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 71.2N 131.1W TO 71.5N 148.6W TO 70N 142.3W. THE ICE
EDGE RANGES FROM OPEN WATER TO 9 TENTHS YOUNG...FIRST YEAR
THIN...AND FIRST YEAR MEDIUM BRASH ICE.

FORECAST THROUGH MONDAY FOR THE BEAUFORT SEA...SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY. WINDS WILL THEN BECOME LIGHT NORTHWESTERLY
SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY. THE ICE EDGE IS EXPECTED TO SHIFT UP
TO 15 NM TO THE WEST NEAR THE ARCTIC COAST THROUGH MONDAY. THE ICE
EDGE NORTH OF 72N WILL MOVE TO THE SOUTHEAST OVERALL LESS THAN 10 NM
THROUGH MONDAY.

SCHRECK
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