Ice Forecast
Issued by NWS Anchorage, AK

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FZAK80 PAFC 232310

Sea Ice Advisory for Western and Arctic Alaskan Coastal Waters
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska
310 PM AKDT Wednesday 23 May 2018

FORECAST VALID...Monday 28 May 2018

ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...High to moderate

SYNOPSIS...High pressure will persist over the far northern Beaufort
Sea through Monday. A low will move into the Gulf of Alaska by
Friday, then high pressure builds into the Bering Sea through
Sunday. Another low moves into the southwest Bering Sea on

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

-Chukchi Sea-
-Bering Sea-
PKZ200-Norton Sound-
PKZ210-Dall Point to Wales-
PKZ215-Kotzebue Sound-
PKZ220-Wales to Cape Thompson-
PKZ225-Cape Thompson to Cape Beaufort-
PKZ230-Cape Beaufort to Point Franklin-

The ice edge extends from Port Clarence to 65.7N 168.4W to 67N
164.4W to 68.3N 167.3W to 70.2N 164.2W to 69N 170.9W to 67.3N 167.9W
to 66.5N 169.8W to 65.9N 169W to 64.3N 172.8W. The ice edge is
mainly open water. There is additional sea ice within Norton Bay and
Golovin Bay as well as along the Yukon River Delta.

FORECAST FOR THE CHUKCHI SEA (Days 1 through 5)...Northeasterly
winds will persist over the Chukchi Sea through Monday. The ice pack
is expected to shift to the southwest by 20 to 30 nm through

FORECAST FOR THE BERING SEA (Days 1 through 5)...Generally northerly
winds will persist through the Bering Strait and northern Bering Sea
through Monday. The remaining coastal ice within the Bering Sea will
continue to deteriorate through Monday. Strips of ice may be pulled
away from the remaining coastal ice and drift into open water
farther offshore, but will then melt fairly quickly as it encounters
warmer sea surface temperatures.

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