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Ice Map graphics using ESRI Maps and KMZ format:
(updated Mon Jun 27 15:20:57 AKDT 2016)
Ice Map
Latest Ice Map KMZ
Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) Alternate Ice Analysis Mapping

Additional High Resolution Satellite Ice Images: Ice Graphics


The NWS Sea Ice Program produces daily sea ice analysis maps and sea surface temperature maps for marine areas located around Alaska including Cook Inlet. Sea ice forecasts focused on changes to the ice edge in the next 5 days and the Sea Ice Advisory text product are produced every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. In addition the Sea Ice Outlook text product focused on changes to the sea ice in the next 3 months is posted on the 4th Thursday of each month.

Our Sea Ice Program is staffed 7 days a week from 6:30 am to 3:30 pm. If you have a question or ice related inquiry please contact our staff by email at nws.ar.ice@noaa.gov or by phone at (907) 266-5138.



Sea Ice Advisory:
SEA ICE ADVISORY FOR WESTERN AND ARCTIC ALASKAN COASTAL WATERS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA 
300 PM AKDT MONDAY 27 JUNE 2016 

FORECAST VALID...SATURDAY 02 JULY 2016

ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...MODERATE TO HIGH
                      
SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE BEAUFORT SEA WILL SHIFT EAST LATE
TUESDAY. A LOW WILL MOVE OVER THE CHUKCHI SEA TUESDAY... TRACKING TO
THE NORTHEAST OVER THE NORTHERN BEAUFORT SEA BY WEDNESDAY. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN BEHIND THE LOW ACROSS MUCH OF THE CHUKCHI AND
BEAUFORT SEAS LATE WEDNESDAY. THE HIGH PRESSURE WILL SHIFT OVER THE
BEAUFORT SEA THURSDAY AS A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE PASSES OVER THE
WESTERN CHUKCHI SEA ON THURSDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD BACK OVER
THE SOUTHERN CHUKCHI SEA SATURDAY.
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Sea Ice Outlook...


Sea Ice Concentration Analysis Sea Ice Concentration Analysis
Updated Mon Jun 27 15:20:01 AKDT 2016
Sea Ice Stage Analysis Sea Ice Stage Analysis
Updated Mon Jun 27 15:20:18 AKDT 2016
Five Day Sea Ice Forecast Five Day Sea Ice Forecast
Updated Mon Jun 27 15:20:12 AKDT 2016
Cook Inlet Sea Ice Concentration Analysis Cook Inlet Sea Ice Concentration Analysis
Updated Mon Jun 27 15:20:07 AKDT 2016
Cook Inlet Sea Ice Stage Analysis Cook Inlet Sea Ice Stage Analysis
Updated Mon Jun 27 15:20:25 AKDT 2016
Sea Surface Temperature Analysis Sea Surface Temperature Analysis
Updated Mon Jun 27 15:20:32 AKDT 2016


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