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FZAK80 PAFC 042136
ICEAFC

SEA ICE ADVISORY FOR WESTERN AND ARCTIC ALASKAN COASTAL WATERS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
140 PM AKDT MONDAY 04 MAY 2015

FORECAST VALID...SATURDAY 09 MAY 2015

ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...HIGH

SYNOPSIS...A LARGE LOW NEAR THE CENTRAL ALEUTIAN ISLANDS WILL WEAKEN
AS IT SHIFTS OVER THE GULF OF ALASKA LATE THIS WEEK. A RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE WILL MOVE OVER THE WESTERN BERING SEA LATE WEDNESDAY...
SHIFTING OVER THE CENTRAL BERING SEA FRIDAY... AND MOVING OVER THE
NORTHERN BERING SEA THIS WEEKEND AS ANOTHER LOW MOVES OVER THE
WESTERN ALEUTIAN ISLANDS.

-ARCTIC OCEAN-
-BEAUFORT SEA-
-CHUKCHI SEA-

PKZ500-WESTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
PKZ505-CENTRAL US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
PKZ510-EASTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
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-

ICE COVERED.

-BERING SEA-

PKZ215-KOTZEBUE SOUND-
PKZ200-NORTON SOUND-
PKZ210-DALL POINT TO WALES-
PKZ180-KUSKOKWIM DELTA AND ETOLIN STRAIT-
PKZ181-NORTH AND WEST OF NUNIVAK ISLAND-
PKZ185-SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND WATERS-

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM A POINT NEAR KUSKOKWIM BAY TO 59.4N
166.8W TO 58.4N 167.1W TO 57.9N 172.3W TO 59.8N 176.5W TO 60.0N
177.6W TO 60.9N 179.6W AND CONTINUES INTO RUSSIAN WATERS. THE ICE
EDGE IS OPEN WATER.

FORECAST THROUGH SATURDAY FOR THE BERING SEA...MODERATE EASTERLY TO
NORTHEASTERLY FLOW IS EXPECTED TO PERSIST OVER MUCH OF THE ICE EDGE
THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY... WITH WIND FLOW BECOMING LIGHT LATE
WEDNESDAY THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK. THE ICE PACK IS EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE SPREADING APART AND SHIFTING TO THE WEST THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
AS THE WIND FLOW DECREASES THE LOCAL OCEAN CURRENTS WILL AID IN
MOVING THE ICE PACK TO THE NORTHWEST AND MELTING OF THE ICE PACK
WILL CONTINUE. THE OVERALL ICE EDGE IS EXPECTED TO RETREAT TO THE
NORTHWEST 15 TO 35 NM THROUGH SATURDAY.



000
FZAK80 PAFC 042136
ICEAFC

SEA ICE ADVISORY FOR WESTERN AND ARCTIC ALASKAN COASTAL WATERS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
140 PM AKDT MONDAY 04 MAY 2015

FORECAST VALID...SATURDAY 09 MAY 2015

ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...HIGH

SYNOPSIS...A LARGE LOW NEAR THE CENTRAL ALEUTIAN ISLANDS WILL WEAKEN
AS IT SHIFTS OVER THE GULF OF ALASKA LATE THIS WEEK. A RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE WILL MOVE OVER THE WESTERN BERING SEA LATE WEDNESDAY...
SHIFTING OVER THE CENTRAL BERING SEA FRIDAY... AND MOVING OVER THE
NORTHERN BERING SEA THIS WEEKEND AS ANOTHER LOW MOVES OVER THE
WESTERN ALEUTIAN ISLANDS.

-ARCTIC OCEAN-
-BEAUFORT SEA-
-CHUKCHI SEA-

PKZ500-WESTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
PKZ505-CENTRAL US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
PKZ510-EASTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
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-

ICE COVERED.

-BERING SEA-

PKZ215-KOTZEBUE SOUND-
PKZ200-NORTON SOUND-
PKZ210-DALL POINT TO WALES-
PKZ180-KUSKOKWIM DELTA AND ETOLIN STRAIT-
PKZ181-NORTH AND WEST OF NUNIVAK ISLAND-
PKZ185-SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND WATERS-

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM A POINT NEAR KUSKOKWIM BAY TO 59.4N
166.8W TO 58.4N 167.1W TO 57.9N 172.3W TO 59.8N 176.5W TO 60.0N
177.6W TO 60.9N 179.6W AND CONTINUES INTO RUSSIAN WATERS. THE ICE
EDGE IS OPEN WATER.

FORECAST THROUGH SATURDAY FOR THE BERING SEA...MODERATE EASTERLY TO
NORTHEASTERLY FLOW IS EXPECTED TO PERSIST OVER MUCH OF THE ICE EDGE
THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY... WITH WIND FLOW BECOMING LIGHT LATE
WEDNESDAY THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK. THE ICE PACK IS EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE SPREADING APART AND SHIFTING TO THE WEST THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
AS THE WIND FLOW DECREASES THE LOCAL OCEAN CURRENTS WILL AID IN
MOVING THE ICE PACK TO THE NORTHWEST AND MELTING OF THE ICE PACK
WILL CONTINUE. THE OVERALL ICE EDGE IS EXPECTED TO RETREAT TO THE
NORTHWEST 15 TO 35 NM THROUGH SATURDAY.

$$


000
FZAK80 PAFC 042136
ICEAFC

SEA ICE ADVISORY FOR WESTERN AND ARCTIC ALASKAN COASTAL WATERS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
140 PM AKDT MONDAY 04 MAY 2015

FORECAST VALID...SATURDAY 09 MAY 2015

ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...HIGH

SYNOPSIS...A LARGE LOW NEAR THE CENTRAL ALEUTIAN ISLANDS WILL WEAKEN
AS IT SHIFTS OVER THE GULF OF ALASKA LATE THIS WEEK. A RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE WILL MOVE OVER THE WESTERN BERING SEA LATE WEDNESDAY...
SHIFTING OVER THE CENTRAL BERING SEA FRIDAY... AND MOVING OVER THE
NORTHERN BERING SEA THIS WEEKEND AS ANOTHER LOW MOVES OVER THE
WESTERN ALEUTIAN ISLANDS.

-ARCTIC OCEAN-
-BEAUFORT SEA-
-CHUKCHI SEA-

PKZ500-WESTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
PKZ505-CENTRAL US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
PKZ510-EASTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
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-

ICE COVERED.

-BERING SEA-

PKZ215-KOTZEBUE SOUND-
PKZ200-NORTON SOUND-
PKZ210-DALL POINT TO WALES-
PKZ180-KUSKOKWIM DELTA AND ETOLIN STRAIT-
PKZ181-NORTH AND WEST OF NUNIVAK ISLAND-
PKZ185-SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND WATERS-

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM A POINT NEAR KUSKOKWIM BAY TO 59.4N
166.8W TO 58.4N 167.1W TO 57.9N 172.3W TO 59.8N 176.5W TO 60.0N
177.6W TO 60.9N 179.6W AND CONTINUES INTO RUSSIAN WATERS. THE ICE
EDGE IS OPEN WATER.

FORECAST THROUGH SATURDAY FOR THE BERING SEA...MODERATE EASTERLY TO
NORTHEASTERLY FLOW IS EXPECTED TO PERSIST OVER MUCH OF THE ICE EDGE
THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY... WITH WIND FLOW BECOMING LIGHT LATE
WEDNESDAY THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK. THE ICE PACK IS EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE SPREADING APART AND SHIFTING TO THE WEST THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
AS THE WIND FLOW DECREASES THE LOCAL OCEAN CURRENTS WILL AID IN
MOVING THE ICE PACK TO THE NORTHWEST AND MELTING OF THE ICE PACK
WILL CONTINUE. THE OVERALL ICE EDGE IS EXPECTED TO RETREAT TO THE
NORTHWEST 15 TO 35 NM THROUGH SATURDAY.

$$




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