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FZAK80 PAFC 202226
ICEAFC

SEA ICE ADVISORY FOR WESTERN AND ARCTIC ALASKAN COASTAL WATERS 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA 
225 PM AKDT WEDNESDAY 20 AUGUST 2014 

FORECAST VALID...MONDAY 25 AUGUST 2014

ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...MODERATE.

SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL SLOWLY MOVE OFF TO THE EASTERN ARCTIC 
THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. A LOW THEN MOVES ACROSS THE CHUKCHI SEA 
THROUGH MONDAY. 
 
-ARCTIC OCEAN-

ICE COVERED.

-CHUKCHI SEA-
PKZ230-CAPE BEAUFORT TO POINT FRANKLIN-
PKZ235-POINT FRANKLIN TO CAPE HALKETT-

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM A POINT ROUGHLY 83 NM NORTH OF POINT 
BARROW TO 72.6N 160W TO 72.2N 160.4W TO 71.9N 164W TO 72.1N 166.8W 
TO 73.4N 168.5W TO 73N 173.3W TO 73.9N 179.1W TO 73.4N 179.3W AND 
CONTINUES TO THE WEST IN THE RUSSIA ARCTIC. THE ICE EDGE IS MAINLY 
OPEN WATER. 

FORECAST THROUGH MONDAY FOR THE CHUKCHI SEA...LIGHT SOUTHERLY WINDS 
WILL CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT, THEN BECOME NORTHWESTERLY 10 TO 
20 KT BEHIND A FRONT THAT WILL MOVE EAST THROUGH THE AREA. WINDS 
WILL RETURN TO LIGHT AND VARIABLE SUNDAY. THE ICE EDGE WILL MOVE 
SOUTHEASTWARD UP TO 20 NM THROUGH MONDAY.  

-BEAUFORT SEA-
PKZ240-CAPE HALKETT TO FLAXMAN ISLAND-
PKZ245-FLAXMAN ISLAND TO DEMARCATION POINT-

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM THE NORTHWEST COAST OF BANKS ISLAND AT 
73.5N 124.3W TO 71.3N 132.7W TO 71.5N 138W TO 73N 155W TO A POINT 
ROUGHLY 83 NM NORTH OF POINT BARROW. THE ICE EDGE IS MAINLY OPEN 
WATER.
 
AN ISOLATED AREA OF BRASH SEA ICE REMAINS JUST BEYOND THE BARRIER 
ISLANDS FROM NEAR PRUDHOE BAY OVER TO NEAR FLAXMAN ISLAND. THIS AREA 
OF BRASH ICE IS EXPECTED TO DECREASE SIGNIFICANTLY BY THE END OF THE 
FORECAST PERIOD. 

FORECAST THROUGH MONDAY FOR THE BEAUFORT SEA...LIGHT WINDS WILL 
BECOME SOUTHERLY 15 TO 25 KT SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY. WINDS WILL 
THEN BECOME NORTHERLY 10 TO 20 KT SUNDAY NIGHT EAST THROUGH THE AREA 
ON MONDAY BEHIND A FRONT THAT WILL MOVE THROUGH. THE OVERALL ICE 
EDGE IS EXPECTED TO SHIFT UP TO 20 NM TO THE NORTHEAST BY MONDAY. 

SCHRECK


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