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FZAK80 PAFC 212251
ICEAFC

SEA ICE ADVISORY FOR WESTERN AND ARCTIC ALASKAN COASTAL WATERS 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA 
250 PM AKDT MONDAY 21 JULY 2014 

FORECAST VALID...SATURDAY 26 JULY 2014

ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...MODERATE TO LOW.

SYNOPSIS...A SERIES OF LOWS WILL PASS OVER THE CHUKCHI AND BEAUFORT 
SEAS THROUGH THURSDAY. A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL SHIFT OVER THE 
CHUKCHI SEA LATE THURSDAY... CONTINUING OVER THE BEAUFORT SEA 
SATURDAY. ANOTHER LOW WILL MOVE OVER THE CHUKCHI SEA SATURDAY.

-ARCTIC OCEAN-

ICE COVERED.

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

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES ALONG THE COAST FROM NEAR WAINWRIGHT TO 71.6N 
163.8W TO 69.4N 168.4W TO 69.6N 171.1W TO 70.6N 170.2W TO 71.3N 
174.5W TO THE RUSSIAN COAST NEAR 68.3N 177.8W. THE ICE EDGE RANGES 
FROM OPEN WATER TO 2 TENTHS FIRST YEAR THIN AND YOUNG BRASH SEA ICE. 
SEA ICE ALSO REMAINS IN THE BERING SEA NEAR THE GULF OF ANADYR.

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

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF BANKS ISLAND TO 
71.0N 130.4W TO 71.1N 145.8W TO THE ALASKA COAST NEAR DEMARCATION 
POINT. THE ICE EDGE IS MAINLY OPEN WATER.

FORECAST THROUGH SATURDAY FOR THE CHUKCHI SEA...NORTHWESTERLY TO 
WESTERLY FLOW WILL PERSIST OVER MUCH OF THE MAIN ICE EDGE THROUGH 
SATURDAY WITH BRIEF PERIODS OF SOUTHERLY FLOW. THE OVERALL ICE EDGE 
IS EXPECTED TO SHIFT TO THE EAST NORTHEAST UP TO 25 NM THROUGH 
SATURDAY. 

FORECAST THROUGH SATURDAY FOR THE BEAUFORT SEA...WESTERLY FLOW WILL 
DECREASE BY TUESDAY NIGHT WITH LIGHT SOUTHERLY TO WESTERLY FLOW 
RETURNING LATE WEDNESDAY THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK. THE ICE EDGE 
IS EXPECTED TO SHIFT UP TO 20 NM TO THE NORTHEAST THROUGH SATURDAY. 



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