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FZAK80 PAFC 272242

Sea Ice Advisory for Western and Arctic Alaskan Coastal Waters
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska
242 PM AKDT Wednesday 27 May 2020

FORECAST VALID...Monday 1 Jun 2020


SYNOPSIS...Low pressure will dissipate in the far western Bering Sea
through Friday. Another low will move just south of the Chain
through Monday. High pressure will sit over the Beaufort through the

-Beaufort Sea-
-Chukchi Sea-
-Bering Sea-
PKZ200-Norton Sound-
PKZ215-Kotzebue Sound-
PKZ220-Wales to Cape Thompson-
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-
PKZ180-Kuskokwim Delta and Etolin Strait-
PKZ181-North and West of Nunivak Island-
PKZ185-Saint Matthew Island-
PKZ210-Dall Point to Wales-

The main sea ice edge extends from near 62.5N 165.1W to 63.9N 165.6W
to 62.4N 170.5W to 62.8N 170.7W to 63N 169.8W then begin again near
Gambell then 63.4N 173.3W and continues in Russian waters.

FORECAST FOR THE BERING SEA (Days 1 through 5)...Light southeasterly
winds will persist through Friday, then turn from the north for the
remainder of the period. Expect continued thinning of the pack ice
and areas of open water to continue to expand. Shorefast ice in
locations with open water just beyond will continue to be at risk of
breaking off through Monday.

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