Skip Navigation Linkwww.weather.gov 
NOAA Logo - Click to go to the NOAA homepage National Weather Service   NWS logo - Click to go to the NWS homepage
Alaska Region Headquarters
Top left navbar Home Site Map National News Organization
  Nav bar end cap
Follow the National Weather Service Alaska Region on Facebook Follow the National Weather Service in Alaska on Twitter
UsaGov

FZAK80 PAFC 272340
ICEAFC

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

FORECAST VALID...SATURDAY 02 MAY 2015

ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...MODERATE TO HIGH
                      
SYNOPSIS...A LOW OVER THE WESTERN BERING SEA WILL SLOWLY MAKE ITS 
WAY TO THE EASTERN BERING SEA TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND THEN SWING INTO 
THE GULF OF ALASKA WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. A WEAKER LOW WILL REMAIN IN 
THE CENTRAL BERING SEA WEDNESDAY AND SHIFT TO SOUTHWEST ALASKA 
THURSDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE BERING SEA THURSDAY AND 
FRIDAY AS ANOTHER LOW ENTERS THE FAR WESTERN BERING SEA FRIDAY 
AFTERNOON. THE LOW WILL PUSH INTO THE WESTERN BERING SEA 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-
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 59.7N 
162.2W TO 59.8N 162.6W TO 59.3N 163.9W TO 60N 165W TO 59.5N 165W TO 
59.1N 165.5W TO 59N 166.1W TO 59.3N 165.9W TO 59.4N 166.2W TO 59.2N 
166.7W TO 58N 168.7 TO 57.5N 170.8W TO 57.6N 172.3W TO 58.6N 173.8W 
TO 58.9N 175.2W TO 59.6N 177.4W TO 60.5N 178.9W TO 61N 178.7E TO 62N 
178.8E AND CONTINUES ALONG THE RUSSIAN COAST. THE ICE EDGE IS OPEN 
WATER.

FORECAST THROUGH SATURDAY FOR THE BERING SEA...EAST TO SOUTHEAST 
WIND WILL BE PRESENT ALONG THE ICE EDGE THROUGH TUESDAY. WINDS 
BECOME NORTHEAST FROM 180 WEST TO RUSSIA ON WEDNESDAY WITH WEAK 
NORTHWEST FLOW TO THE EAST. THESE WIND CONDITIONS WILL LAST THROUGH 
FRIDAY BEFORE TURNING TO THE SOUTHEAST WITH INCREASING WIND SPEEDS 
THROUGH SATURDAY. THE ICE EDGE IS EXPECTED TO COMPACT EAST OF 175W 
THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THE ICE EDGE WILL THEN SPREAD APART THROUGH 
SATURDAY EAST OF 170W. FROM 170W AND WEST TO 175W...THE FLOW WILL 
OVERALL RETREAT NORTH ABOUT 10 NM AND COMPACT. FURTHER WEST...THE 
ICE EDGE WILL PUSH AND SPREAD APART TO THE WEST 15 TO 25 NM.
 

Alaska Region Headquarters
222 West 7th Avenue #23
Anchorage, AK 99513-7575
Voice: 1-907-271-5088
Fax: 1-907-271-3711
Recorded Forecast: 1-800-472-0391
Webmaster Email: ARH Webauthors
Page Modified: 03 Feb 2008 18:00 UTC
About Us
Career Opportunities
Glossary
Credits
Disclaimer
Privacy Policy