Ice Forecast
Issued by NWS Anchorage, AK

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FZAK80 PAFC 202058
ICEAFC

Sea Ice Advisory for Western and Arctic Alaskan Coastal Waters
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska
157 PM AKDT Friday 20 September 2019

FORECAST VALID...Wednesday 25 September 2019

ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...High

SYNOPSIS...High pressure remains over the Arctic while low pressure
remains over the mainland.

-Chukchi Sea-

The main ice edge in the Chukchi Sea extends from approximately 410
nm north of Point Barrow to 77.1N 177.7W and continues in Russian
waters. The ice edge is mainly open water.

FORECAST FOR THE CHUKCHI SEA (Days 1 through 5)...Winds will
generally be light to moderate easterly through Monday. Winds will
turn more northwesterly by mid-week. Expect the ice edge to move
west 20 to 35 nm through Wednesday.

-Beaufort Sea-

The main ice edge in the Beaufort Sea extends from approximately 410
nm north of Point Barrow to 74.6N 142.4W and continues eastward in
Canadian waters. The ice edge is mainly open water.

FORECAST FOR THE BEAUFORT SEA (Days 1 through 5)...Winds will
generally be light to moderate easterly through Monday. Winds will
turn more northwesterly by mid-week. Expect the ice edge to move to
the west 30 to 50 nm through Wednesday.

$$
Lawson


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