Ice Forecast
Issued by NWS Anchorage, AK

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FZAK80 PAFC 142238

Sea Ice Advisory for Western and Arctic Alaskan Coastal Waters
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska
238 PM AKDT Friday 14 June 2019

FORECAST VALID...Wednesday 19 June 2019


SYNOPSIS...A series of lows will move eastward across the Chukchi
and Beaufort Seas through Wednesday.

-Arctic Ocean-
-Beaufort Sea-

PKZ505-Central U.S. Arctic Offshore-
PKZ510-Eastern U.S. Arctic Offshore-

Ice covered.

-Chukchi Sea-

PKZ230-Cape Beaufort to Point Franklin-
PKZ500-Western U.S. Arctic Offshore-

The main ice edge in the Chukchi Sea extends from near Point Lay to
near Point Barrow to 71.8N 162.1W to 70.7N 164.3W to 71.7N 167.3W to
69.8N 167.6W to 70.3N 174.5W to 66N 169.7W.

FORECAST FOR THE CHUKCHI SEA (Days 1 through 5)...Winds will
generally be light and variable along and near the ice edge through
Wednesday. Expect few changes along the ice edge, although melting
is expected to continue.

-Beaufort Sea-

PKZ235-Point Franklin to Cape Halkett-
PKZ240-Cape Halkett to Flaxman Island-
PKZ245-Flaxman Island to Demarcation Point-

The main ice edge in the Beaufort Sea enters Alaska waters at 69.9N
140W to 71.7N 152.1W to 72.2N 146.3W to 71N 140W and continues in
Canadian waters.

FORECAST FOR THE BEAUFORT SEA (Days 1 through 5)...Winds will
generally be northerly through Wednesday, although there will be
brief periods of light and variable or light southerly winds in
between lows. The main ice pack edge is expected to drift southward
15 to 30 nm through Wednesday.

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