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FZAK80 PAFC 172124
ICEAFC

Sea Ice Advisory for Western and Arctic Alaskan Coastal Waters
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska
123 PM AKDT Monday 17 June 2019

FORECAST VALID...Saturday 21 June 2019

ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...High to moderate

SYNOPSIS...High pressure will remain over the Chukchi and Beaufort
Seas through Wednesday. A low will move eastward across the Arctic
Ocean Thursday through Saturday, bringing a cold front across the
Chukchi and Beaufort Seas on Friday and Saturday.

-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
71.3N 157.4W to 71.9N 161.8W to 71N 162.5W to 70.8N 165.2W to 72.2N
164.1W to 72.2N 166.4W to 69.6N 168.5W to 70.3N 174.4W to 66.1N
169.6W. The ice edge is mainly open water.

FORECAST FOR THE CHUKCHI SEA (Days 1 through 5)...Winds will
generally be light and variable along and near the ice edge through
Thursday. Expect the sea ice to move with currents, with few overall
changes along the ice edge. General 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 71.5N 151.9W to 71.7N 141.9W to 71N 137.9W to 70.2N 139.2W
and continues in Canadian waters. The ice edge is mainly open water.

FORECAST FOR THE BEAUFORT SEA (Days 1 through 5)...Winds will
generally be light and variable through Wednesday, then easterly
Thursday and northerly Friday and Saturday as the front passes
through. While the ice pack will drift with the wind direction
Thursday through Saturday, the main ice edge is expected to drift
southward up to 20nm overall through Saturday.

$$
Schreck


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