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FZAK80 PAFC 272248
ICEAFC

SEA ICE ADVISORY FOR WESTERN AND ARCTIC ALASKAN COASTAL WATERS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
250 PM AKDT MONDAY 27 JULY 2015

FORECAST VALID...SATURDAY 01 AUGUST 2015

ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...MODERATE

SYNOPSIS...A LOW WILL MOVE OVER THE EASTERN BEAUFORT SEA TUESDAY...
SHIFTING OVER THE HIGH ARCTIC ON THURSDAY. HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE
CHUKCHI SEA MONDAY WILL SHIFT EAST OVER THE BEAUFORT SEA BY
THURSDAY... CONTINUING EAST OVER NORTHERN CANADA BY SATURDAY.
ANOTHER LOW WILL MOVE NEAR WRANGEL ISLAND FRIDAY... SHIFTING NORTH
OF BARROW BY SATURDAY.

-ARCTIC OCEAN-
-BEAUFORT SEA-
-CHUKCHI SEA-
PKZ510-EASTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
PKZ505-CENTRAL US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
PKZ240-CAPE HALKETT TO FLAXMAN ISLAND-

ICE COVERED.

-CHUKCHI SEA-
PKZ500-WESTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
PKZ230-CAPE BEAUFORT TO POINT FRANKLIN-
PKZ235-POINT FRANKLIN TO CAPE HALKETT-

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM THE ALASKA COAST NEAR BARROW TO 71.5N
159.0W TO 71.0N 161.6W TO 72.1N 165.1W TO 72.4N 161.4W TO 72.9N
161.8W TO 73.5N 168.9W TO 72.4N 172.5W AND CONTINUES IN RUSSIAN
WATERS. THE ICE EDGE IS MAINLY OPEN WATER.

FORECAST THROUGH SATURDAY FOR THE CHUKCHI SEA...NORTHEASTERLY FLOW
WILL PERSIST OVER THE ICE EDGE THROUGH WEDNESDAY... THEN WEAKEN LATE
WEDNESDAY INTO EARLY THURSDAY. SOUTHERLY TO SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW WILL
PERSIST FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. SEA ICE ALONG THE ICE EDGE IS
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE SLOWLY MELTING AND SPREADING APART DURING THE
PERIOD OF NORTHEASTERLY FLOW. AS MODERATE SOUTHERLY TO SOUTHWESTERLY
FLOW BUILDS FRIDAY THE SEA ICE EDGE IS EXPECTED TO CONSOLIDATE AND
SHIFT BACK TO THE NORTHEAST. THE OVERALL ICE EDGE IS EXPECTED TO
RETREAT TO THE NORTH NORTHEAST 10 TO 25 NM THROUGH SATURDAY.

-BEAUFORT SEA-
PKZ245-FLAXMAN ISLAND TO DEMARCATION POINT-

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM NEAR THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF BANKS
ISLAND TO 70.5N 131.5W TO THE COAST NEAR 69.4N 139.0W. THE ICE EDGE
IS MAINLY OPEN WATER.

FORECAST THROUGH SATURDAY FOR THE BEAUFORT SEA...NORTHERLY TO
WESTERLY FLOW IS EXPECTED TO PERSIST OVER THE ICE EDGE THROUGH
WEDNESDAY WITH WINDS DECREASING ON THURSDAY. SOUTHEASTERLY TO
SOUTHERLY FLOW IS EXPECTED TO RETURN FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. THE
OVERALL ICE EDGE IS EXPECTED TO SHIFT TO THE NORTHWEST 5 TO 20 NM
THROUGH SATURDAY.

$$





000
FZAK80 PAFC 272248
ICEAFC

SEA ICE ADVISORY FOR WESTERN AND ARCTIC ALASKAN COASTAL WATERS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
250 PM AKDT MONDAY 27 JULY 2015

FORECAST VALID...SATURDAY 01 AUGUST 2015

ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...MODERATE

SYNOPSIS...A LOW WILL MOVE OVER THE EASTERN BEAUFORT SEA TUESDAY...
SHIFTING OVER THE HIGH ARCTIC ON THURSDAY. HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE
CHUKCHI SEA MONDAY WILL SHIFT EAST OVER THE BEAUFORT SEA BY
THURSDAY... CONTINUING EAST OVER NORTHERN CANADA BY SATURDAY.
ANOTHER LOW WILL MOVE NEAR WRANGEL ISLAND FRIDAY... SHIFTING NORTH
OF BARROW BY SATURDAY.

-ARCTIC OCEAN-
-BEAUFORT SEA-
-CHUKCHI SEA-
PKZ510-EASTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
PKZ505-CENTRAL US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
PKZ240-CAPE HALKETT TO FLAXMAN ISLAND-

ICE COVERED.

-CHUKCHI SEA-
PKZ500-WESTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
PKZ230-CAPE BEAUFORT TO POINT FRANKLIN-
PKZ235-POINT FRANKLIN TO CAPE HALKETT-

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM THE ALASKA COAST NEAR BARROW TO 71.5N
159.0W TO 71.0N 161.6W TO 72.1N 165.1W TO 72.4N 161.4W TO 72.9N
161.8W TO 73.5N 168.9W TO 72.4N 172.5W AND CONTINUES IN RUSSIAN
WATERS. THE ICE EDGE IS MAINLY OPEN WATER.

FORECAST THROUGH SATURDAY FOR THE CHUKCHI SEA...NORTHEASTERLY FLOW
WILL PERSIST OVER THE ICE EDGE THROUGH WEDNESDAY... THEN WEAKEN LATE
WEDNESDAY INTO EARLY THURSDAY. SOUTHERLY TO SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW WILL
PERSIST FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. SEA ICE ALONG THE ICE EDGE IS
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE SLOWLY MELTING AND SPREADING APART DURING THE
PERIOD OF NORTHEASTERLY FLOW. AS MODERATE SOUTHERLY TO SOUTHWESTERLY
FLOW BUILDS FRIDAY THE SEA ICE EDGE IS EXPECTED TO CONSOLIDATE AND
SHIFT BACK TO THE NORTHEAST. THE OVERALL ICE EDGE IS EXPECTED TO
RETREAT TO THE NORTH NORTHEAST 10 TO 25 NM THROUGH SATURDAY.

-BEAUFORT SEA-
PKZ245-FLAXMAN ISLAND TO DEMARCATION POINT-

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM NEAR THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF BANKS
ISLAND TO 70.5N 131.5W TO THE COAST NEAR 69.4N 139.0W. THE ICE EDGE
IS MAINLY OPEN WATER.

FORECAST THROUGH SATURDAY FOR THE BEAUFORT SEA...NORTHERLY TO
WESTERLY FLOW IS EXPECTED TO PERSIST OVER THE ICE EDGE THROUGH
WEDNESDAY WITH WINDS DECREASING ON THURSDAY. SOUTHEASTERLY TO
SOUTHERLY FLOW IS EXPECTED TO RETURN FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. THE
OVERALL ICE EDGE IS EXPECTED TO SHIFT TO THE NORTHWEST 5 TO 20 NM
THROUGH SATURDAY.

$$




000
FZAK80 PAFC 272248
ICEAFC

SEA ICE ADVISORY FOR WESTERN AND ARCTIC ALASKAN COASTAL WATERS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
250 PM AKDT MONDAY 27 JULY 2015

FORECAST VALID...SATURDAY 01 AUGUST 2015

ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...MODERATE

SYNOPSIS...A LOW WILL MOVE OVER THE EASTERN BEAUFORT SEA TUESDAY...
SHIFTING OVER THE HIGH ARCTIC ON THURSDAY. HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE
CHUKCHI SEA MONDAY WILL SHIFT EAST OVER THE BEAUFORT SEA BY
THURSDAY... CONTINUING EAST OVER NORTHERN CANADA BY SATURDAY.
ANOTHER LOW WILL MOVE NEAR WRANGEL ISLAND FRIDAY... SHIFTING NORTH
OF BARROW BY SATURDAY.

-ARCTIC OCEAN-
-BEAUFORT SEA-
-CHUKCHI SEA-
PKZ510-EASTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
PKZ505-CENTRAL US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
PKZ240-CAPE HALKETT TO FLAXMAN ISLAND-

ICE COVERED.

-CHUKCHI SEA-
PKZ500-WESTERN US ARCTIC OFFSHORE-
PKZ230-CAPE BEAUFORT TO POINT FRANKLIN-
PKZ235-POINT FRANKLIN TO CAPE HALKETT-

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM THE ALASKA COAST NEAR BARROW TO 71.5N
159.0W TO 71.0N 161.6W TO 72.1N 165.1W TO 72.4N 161.4W TO 72.9N
161.8W TO 73.5N 168.9W TO 72.4N 172.5W AND CONTINUES IN RUSSIAN
WATERS. THE ICE EDGE IS MAINLY OPEN WATER.

FORECAST THROUGH SATURDAY FOR THE CHUKCHI SEA...NORTHEASTERLY FLOW
WILL PERSIST OVER THE ICE EDGE THROUGH WEDNESDAY... THEN WEAKEN LATE
WEDNESDAY INTO EARLY THURSDAY. SOUTHERLY TO SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW WILL
PERSIST FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. SEA ICE ALONG THE ICE EDGE IS
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE SLOWLY MELTING AND SPREADING APART DURING THE
PERIOD OF NORTHEASTERLY FLOW. AS MODERATE SOUTHERLY TO SOUTHWESTERLY
FLOW BUILDS FRIDAY THE SEA ICE EDGE IS EXPECTED TO CONSOLIDATE AND
SHIFT BACK TO THE NORTHEAST. THE OVERALL ICE EDGE IS EXPECTED TO
RETREAT TO THE NORTH NORTHEAST 10 TO 25 NM THROUGH SATURDAY.

-BEAUFORT SEA-
PKZ245-FLAXMAN ISLAND TO DEMARCATION POINT-

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM NEAR THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF BANKS
ISLAND TO 70.5N 131.5W TO THE COAST NEAR 69.4N 139.0W. THE ICE EDGE
IS MAINLY OPEN WATER.

FORECAST THROUGH SATURDAY FOR THE BEAUFORT SEA...NORTHERLY TO
WESTERLY FLOW IS EXPECTED TO PERSIST OVER THE ICE EDGE THROUGH
WEDNESDAY WITH WINDS DECREASING ON THURSDAY. SOUTHEASTERLY TO
SOUTHERLY FLOW IS EXPECTED TO RETURN FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. THE
OVERALL ICE EDGE IS EXPECTED TO SHIFT TO THE NORTHWEST 5 TO 20 NM
THROUGH SATURDAY.

$$




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