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FZAK80 PAFC 302214
ICEAFC

SEA ICE ADVISORY FOR WESTERN AND ARCTIC ALASKAN COASTAL WATERS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
214 PM AKDT MONDAY 30 MARCH 2015

FORECAST VALID...SATURDAY 4 APRIL 2015

ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...HIGH

SYNOPSIS...A SERIES OF LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS WILL MOVE EASTWARD OVER
THE SOUTHERN BERING SEA THROUGH THURSDAY...THEN A SERIES OF LOWS
WILL MOVE EASTWARD ACROSS THE CENTRAL BERING SEA THROUGH SATURDAY.

-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-
PKZ185-SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND WATERS-

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM THE ALASKA COAST FROM CAPE NEWENHAM TO
57.5N 169.7W TO 57.6N 170.7W TO 57.1N 172.7W TO 61.9N 178.8E AND
CONTINUES ALONG THE RUSSIAN COAST. LOW CONCENTRATIONS OF ICE ARE
ALSO PRESENT IN SHALLOW BAYS ALONG NORTHERN BRISTOL BAY. THE ICE
EDGE IS MAINLY OPEN WATER.

FORECAST THROUGH SATURDAY FOR THE BERING SEA...NORTHERLY WINDS WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY. AS THE LOW TRACK SHIFTS NORTHWARD FOR
THE REST OF THE WEEK...WINDS WILL SHIFT TO SOUTHERLY AND WESTERLY AS
FRONTS PASS THROUGH. THE ICE EDGE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE TO THE
NORTHEAST 25 TO 40 NM THROUGH SATURDAY.

-COOK INLET-

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

COOK INLET ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...HIGH

SYNOPSIS FOR COOK INLET...A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE EASTWARD
THROUGH THE GULF OF ALASKA ON TUESDAY. ANOTHER LOW WILL MOVE THROUGH
THE GULF THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY...WITH A FRONT EXTENDING NORTH AND
EAST FROM THE LOW.

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM THE COAST FROM 60.7N 151.4W TO 60.5N
151.5W TO 60.3N 151.9W TO 60.7N 151.9W. THE ICE EDGE IS MAINLY OPEN
WATER. LOW CONCENTRATIONS OF ICE ARE ALSO PRESENT IN SHALLOW BAYS
ALONG THE WEST COAST OF LOWER COOK INLET.

FORECAST FOR COOK INLET THROUGH SATURDAY...LIGHT TO MODERATE
NORTHERLY WINDS WILL PERSIST THROUGH SATURDAY...ALTHOUGH THERE WILL
BE A BRIEF PERIOD OF SOUTHERLY WINDS ON TUESDAY. ABOVE NORMAL HIGHS
ARE FORECAST THROUGH SATURDAY...THEREFORE EXPECT ICE TO CONTINUE TO
MELT THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK. NEW ICE WILL LIKELY FORM EACH
NIGHT WHERE TEMPERATURES FALL BELOW FREEZING...THEN MELT DURING THE
DAYTIME.

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





000
FZAK80 PAFC 302214
ICEAFC

SEA ICE ADVISORY FOR WESTERN AND ARCTIC ALASKAN COASTAL WATERS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
214 PM AKDT MONDAY 30 MARCH 2015

FORECAST VALID...SATURDAY 4 APRIL 2015

ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...HIGH

SYNOPSIS...A SERIES OF LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS WILL MOVE EASTWARD OVER
THE SOUTHERN BERING SEA THROUGH THURSDAY...THEN A SERIES OF LOWS
WILL MOVE EASTWARD ACROSS THE CENTRAL BERING SEA THROUGH SATURDAY.

-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-
PKZ185-SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND WATERS-

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM THE ALASKA COAST FROM CAPE NEWENHAM TO
57.5N 169.7W TO 57.6N 170.7W TO 57.1N 172.7W TO 61.9N 178.8E AND
CONTINUES ALONG THE RUSSIAN COAST. LOW CONCENTRATIONS OF ICE ARE
ALSO PRESENT IN SHALLOW BAYS ALONG NORTHERN BRISTOL BAY. THE ICE
EDGE IS MAINLY OPEN WATER.

FORECAST THROUGH SATURDAY FOR THE BERING SEA...NORTHERLY WINDS WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY. AS THE LOW TRACK SHIFTS NORTHWARD FOR
THE REST OF THE WEEK...WINDS WILL SHIFT TO SOUTHERLY AND WESTERLY AS
FRONTS PASS THROUGH. THE ICE EDGE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE TO THE
NORTHEAST 25 TO 40 NM THROUGH SATURDAY.

-COOK INLET-

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

COOK INLET ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...HIGH

SYNOPSIS FOR COOK INLET...A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE EASTWARD
THROUGH THE GULF OF ALASKA ON TUESDAY. ANOTHER LOW WILL MOVE THROUGH
THE GULF THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY...WITH A FRONT EXTENDING NORTH AND
EAST FROM THE LOW.

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM THE COAST FROM 60.7N 151.4W TO 60.5N
151.5W TO 60.3N 151.9W TO 60.7N 151.9W. THE ICE EDGE IS MAINLY OPEN
WATER. LOW CONCENTRATIONS OF ICE ARE ALSO PRESENT IN SHALLOW BAYS
ALONG THE WEST COAST OF LOWER COOK INLET.

FORECAST FOR COOK INLET THROUGH SATURDAY...LIGHT TO MODERATE
NORTHERLY WINDS WILL PERSIST THROUGH SATURDAY...ALTHOUGH THERE WILL
BE A BRIEF PERIOD OF SOUTHERLY WINDS ON TUESDAY. ABOVE NORMAL HIGHS
ARE FORECAST THROUGH SATURDAY...THEREFORE EXPECT ICE TO CONTINUE TO
MELT THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK. NEW ICE WILL LIKELY FORM EACH
NIGHT WHERE TEMPERATURES FALL BELOW FREEZING...THEN MELT DURING THE
DAYTIME.

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

$$




000
FZAK80 PAFC 302214
ICEAFC

SEA ICE ADVISORY FOR WESTERN AND ARCTIC ALASKAN COASTAL WATERS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
214 PM AKDT MONDAY 30 MARCH 2015

FORECAST VALID...SATURDAY 4 APRIL 2015

ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...HIGH

SYNOPSIS...A SERIES OF LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS WILL MOVE EASTWARD OVER
THE SOUTHERN BERING SEA THROUGH THURSDAY...THEN A SERIES OF LOWS
WILL MOVE EASTWARD ACROSS THE CENTRAL BERING SEA THROUGH SATURDAY.

-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-
PKZ185-SAINT MATTHEW ISLAND WATERS-

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM THE ALASKA COAST FROM CAPE NEWENHAM TO
57.5N 169.7W TO 57.6N 170.7W TO 57.1N 172.7W TO 61.9N 178.8E AND
CONTINUES ALONG THE RUSSIAN COAST. LOW CONCENTRATIONS OF ICE ARE
ALSO PRESENT IN SHALLOW BAYS ALONG NORTHERN BRISTOL BAY. THE ICE
EDGE IS MAINLY OPEN WATER.

FORECAST THROUGH SATURDAY FOR THE BERING SEA...NORTHERLY WINDS WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY. AS THE LOW TRACK SHIFTS NORTHWARD FOR
THE REST OF THE WEEK...WINDS WILL SHIFT TO SOUTHERLY AND WESTERLY AS
FRONTS PASS THROUGH. THE ICE EDGE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE TO THE
NORTHEAST 25 TO 40 NM THROUGH SATURDAY.

-COOK INLET-

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

COOK INLET ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...HIGH

SYNOPSIS FOR COOK INLET...A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE EASTWARD
THROUGH THE GULF OF ALASKA ON TUESDAY. ANOTHER LOW WILL MOVE THROUGH
THE GULF THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY...WITH A FRONT EXTENDING NORTH AND
EAST FROM THE LOW.

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM THE COAST FROM 60.7N 151.4W TO 60.5N
151.5W TO 60.3N 151.9W TO 60.7N 151.9W. THE ICE EDGE IS MAINLY OPEN
WATER. LOW CONCENTRATIONS OF ICE ARE ALSO PRESENT IN SHALLOW BAYS
ALONG THE WEST COAST OF LOWER COOK INLET.

FORECAST FOR COOK INLET THROUGH SATURDAY...LIGHT TO MODERATE
NORTHERLY WINDS WILL PERSIST THROUGH SATURDAY...ALTHOUGH THERE WILL
BE A BRIEF PERIOD OF SOUTHERLY WINDS ON TUESDAY. ABOVE NORMAL HIGHS
ARE FORECAST THROUGH SATURDAY...THEREFORE EXPECT ICE TO CONTINUE TO
MELT THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK. NEW ICE WILL LIKELY FORM EACH
NIGHT WHERE TEMPERATURES FALL BELOW FREEZING...THEN MELT DURING THE
DAYTIME.

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

$$




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