Ice Forecast
Issued by NWS Anchorage, AK

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FZAK80 PAFC 192210

Sea Ice Advisory for Western and Arctic Alaskan Coastal Waters
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska
210 PM AKDT Friday 19 April 2019

FORECAST VALID...Wednesday 24 April 2019


SYNOPSIS...High pressure will generally persist across the Arctic as
well as the southwest Bering Sea, while low pressure remains over
the Alaska mainland through Wednesday.

-Arctic Ocean-
-Beaufort Sea-
-Chukchi Sea-

PKZ225-Cape Thompson to Cape Beaufort-
PKZ230-Cape Beaufort to Point Franklin-
PKZ235-Point Franklin to Cape Halkett-
PKZ240-Cape Halkett to Flaxman Island-
PKZ245-Flaxman Island to Demarcation Point-
PKZ500-Western U.S. Arctic Offshore-
PKZ505-Central U.S. Arctic Offshore-
PKZ510-Eastern U.S. Arctic Offshore-

Ice covered.

-Bering Sea-

PKZ160-Bristol Bay-
PKZ181-North and West of Nunivak Island-
PKZ180-Kuskokwim Delta and Etolin Strait-
PKZ185-Saint Matthew Island Waters-
PKZ200-Norton Sound-
PKZ210-Dall Point to Wales-

The main ice edge in the Bering Sea extends from near Quinhagak to
59.5N 164W to 61.6N 167.2W to 62.9N 165.5W to 63.8N 166.3W to 62N
168.7N to 61.9N 174.9W and continues in Russian waters. The ice edge
is mainly open water.

FORECAST FOR THE BERING SEA (Days 1 through 5)...Northerly winds
will persist through Wednesday. Expect the ice edge to drift south-
southwesterly 25 to 40 nm through Wednesday. New sea ice will
continue to form in areas north of roughly 62N including along the
west coast of Alaska as well as within Norton Sound when winds are
generally light.

-Chukchi Sea-

PKZ215-Kotzebue Sound-
PKZ220-Wales to Cape Thompson-

FORECAST FOR THE CHUKCHI SEA (Days 1 through 5)...Generally
northerly winds will persist through the period. Expect the ice to
drift to the south 15 to 30 nm and new sea ice to continue
filling in any open water through Wednesday.

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