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000
FZAK80 PAFC 232239
ICEAFC

SEA ICE ADVISORY FOR WESTERN AND ARCTIC ALASKAN COASTAL WATERS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
145 PM AKST FRIDAY 23 JANUARY 2015

FORECAST VALID...WEDNESDAY 28 JANUARY 2015

ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...MODERATE TO HIGH

SYNOPSIS...A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE CENTRAL BERING SEA WILL
SHIFT OVER THE BERING STRAIT AND WEST COAST OF ALASKA OVER THE
WEEKEND... WHERE IT WILL SLOWLY WEAKEN THROUGH MONDAY. A LARGE LOW
IS EXPECTED TO TRACK JUST SOUTH OF THE ALEUTIAN ISLAND CHAIN SUNDAY
THROUGH TUESDAY... MOVING OVER THE WESTERN GULF OF ALASKA BY
WEDNESDAY.

-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-
PKZ160-BRISTOL BAY-
PKZ180-KUSKOKWIM DELTA AND ETOLIN STRAIT-
PKZ181-NORTH AND WEST OF NUNIVAK ISLAND-

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM THE ALASKA COAST NEAR 57.4N 158.0W TO
59.8N 169.7W TO 61.7N 170.4W TO 62.4N 178.0W AND CONTINUES ALONG THE
RUSSIAN COASTLINE. THE ICE EDGE IS MAINLY OPEN WATER.

FORECAST THROUGH WEDNESDAY FOR THE BERING SEA...NORTHERLY TO
NORTHEASTERLY FLOW IS EXPECTED TO PERSIST OVER THE ICE EDGE THROUGH
WEDNESDAY. THE ICE EDGE IS EXPECTED TO SHIFT TO THE SOUTHWEST 25 TO
40 NM THROUGH WEDNESDAY... WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE REGION SOUTH OF
NUNIVAK ISLAND OVER TO BRISTOL BAY WHERE THE ICE EDGE IS EXPECTED TO
EXPAND 15 TO 30 NM TO THE SOUTHWEST THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

-COOK INLET-
PKZ140-COOK INLET NORTH OF KAMISHAK BAY AND ENGLISH BAY-

COOK INLET ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...MODERATE

SYNOPSIS FOR COOK INLET...A SERIES OF LOWS WILL PASS OVER THE GULF
OF ALASKA REGION THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM THE COAST NEAR 60.7N 151.2W TO 60.9N
150.9W TO 61.0N 151.2W TO 60.8N 151.8W. THE ICE EDGE RANGES FROM
OPEN WATER TO 3 TENTHS NEW SEA ICE.

FORECAST FOR COOK INLET THROUGH WEDNESDAY...LIGHT NORTHERLY FLOW AND
DECREASING TEMPERATURES OVER THE COOK INLET REGION ARE EXPECTED TO
PERSIST THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THE OVERALL ICE EDGE IS EXPECTED TO
EXPAND TO THE SOUTH 15 TO 30 NM THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

PLEASE NOTE...COOK INLET SEA ICE CHANGES SIGNIFICANTLY WITH THE
TIDES.

$$




000
FZAK80 PAFC 232239
ICEAFC

SEA ICE ADVISORY FOR WESTERN AND ARCTIC ALASKAN COASTAL WATERS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
145 PM AKST FRIDAY 23 JANUARY 2015

FORECAST VALID...WEDNESDAY 28 JANUARY 2015

ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...MODERATE TO HIGH

SYNOPSIS...A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE CENTRAL BERING SEA WILL
SHIFT OVER THE BERING STRAIT AND WEST COAST OF ALASKA OVER THE
WEEKEND... WHERE IT WILL SLOWLY WEAKEN THROUGH MONDAY. A LARGE LOW
IS EXPECTED TO TRACK JUST SOUTH OF THE ALEUTIAN ISLAND CHAIN SUNDAY
THROUGH TUESDAY... MOVING OVER THE WESTERN GULF OF ALASKA BY
WEDNESDAY.

-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-
PKZ160-BRISTOL BAY-
PKZ180-KUSKOKWIM DELTA AND ETOLIN STRAIT-
PKZ181-NORTH AND WEST OF NUNIVAK ISLAND-

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM THE ALASKA COAST NEAR 57.4N 158.0W TO
59.8N 169.7W TO 61.7N 170.4W TO 62.4N 178.0W AND CONTINUES ALONG THE
RUSSIAN COASTLINE. THE ICE EDGE IS MAINLY OPEN WATER.

FORECAST THROUGH WEDNESDAY FOR THE BERING SEA...NORTHERLY TO
NORTHEASTERLY FLOW IS EXPECTED TO PERSIST OVER THE ICE EDGE THROUGH
WEDNESDAY. THE ICE EDGE IS EXPECTED TO SHIFT TO THE SOUTHWEST 25 TO
40 NM THROUGH WEDNESDAY... WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE REGION SOUTH OF
NUNIVAK ISLAND OVER TO BRISTOL BAY WHERE THE ICE EDGE IS EXPECTED TO
EXPAND 15 TO 30 NM TO THE SOUTHWEST THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

-COOK INLET-
PKZ140-COOK INLET NORTH OF KAMISHAK BAY AND ENGLISH BAY-

COOK INLET ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...MODERATE

SYNOPSIS FOR COOK INLET...A SERIES OF LOWS WILL PASS OVER THE GULF
OF ALASKA REGION THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM THE COAST NEAR 60.7N 151.2W TO 60.9N
150.9W TO 61.0N 151.2W TO 60.8N 151.8W. THE ICE EDGE RANGES FROM
OPEN WATER TO 3 TENTHS NEW SEA ICE.

FORECAST FOR COOK INLET THROUGH WEDNESDAY...LIGHT NORTHERLY FLOW AND
DECREASING TEMPERATURES OVER THE COOK INLET REGION ARE EXPECTED TO
PERSIST THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THE OVERALL ICE EDGE IS EXPECTED TO
EXPAND TO THE SOUTH 15 TO 30 NM THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

PLEASE NOTE...COOK INLET SEA ICE CHANGES SIGNIFICANTLY WITH THE
TIDES.





000
FZAK80 PAFC 232239
ICEAFC

SEA ICE ADVISORY FOR WESTERN AND ARCTIC ALASKAN COASTAL WATERS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
145 PM AKST FRIDAY 23 JANUARY 2015

FORECAST VALID...WEDNESDAY 28 JANUARY 2015

ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...MODERATE TO HIGH

SYNOPSIS...A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE CENTRAL BERING SEA WILL
SHIFT OVER THE BERING STRAIT AND WEST COAST OF ALASKA OVER THE
WEEKEND... WHERE IT WILL SLOWLY WEAKEN THROUGH MONDAY. A LARGE LOW
IS EXPECTED TO TRACK JUST SOUTH OF THE ALEUTIAN ISLAND CHAIN SUNDAY
THROUGH TUESDAY... MOVING OVER THE WESTERN GULF OF ALASKA BY
WEDNESDAY.

-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-
PKZ160-BRISTOL BAY-
PKZ180-KUSKOKWIM DELTA AND ETOLIN STRAIT-
PKZ181-NORTH AND WEST OF NUNIVAK ISLAND-

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM THE ALASKA COAST NEAR 57.4N 158.0W TO
59.8N 169.7W TO 61.7N 170.4W TO 62.4N 178.0W AND CONTINUES ALONG THE
RUSSIAN COASTLINE. THE ICE EDGE IS MAINLY OPEN WATER.

FORECAST THROUGH WEDNESDAY FOR THE BERING SEA...NORTHERLY TO
NORTHEASTERLY FLOW IS EXPECTED TO PERSIST OVER THE ICE EDGE THROUGH
WEDNESDAY. THE ICE EDGE IS EXPECTED TO SHIFT TO THE SOUTHWEST 25 TO
40 NM THROUGH WEDNESDAY... WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE REGION SOUTH OF
NUNIVAK ISLAND OVER TO BRISTOL BAY WHERE THE ICE EDGE IS EXPECTED TO
EXPAND 15 TO 30 NM TO THE SOUTHWEST THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

-COOK INLET-
PKZ140-COOK INLET NORTH OF KAMISHAK BAY AND ENGLISH BAY-

COOK INLET ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...MODERATE

SYNOPSIS FOR COOK INLET...A SERIES OF LOWS WILL PASS OVER THE GULF
OF ALASKA REGION THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM THE COAST NEAR 60.7N 151.2W TO 60.9N
150.9W TO 61.0N 151.2W TO 60.8N 151.8W. THE ICE EDGE RANGES FROM
OPEN WATER TO 3 TENTHS NEW SEA ICE.

FORECAST FOR COOK INLET THROUGH WEDNESDAY...LIGHT NORTHERLY FLOW AND
DECREASING TEMPERATURES OVER THE COOK INLET REGION ARE EXPECTED TO
PERSIST THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THE OVERALL ICE EDGE IS EXPECTED TO
EXPAND TO THE SOUTH 15 TO 30 NM THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

PLEASE NOTE...COOK INLET SEA ICE CHANGES SIGNIFICANTLY WITH THE
TIDES.

$$





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