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FZAK80 PAFC 012122
ICEAFC

SEA ICE ADVISORY FOR WESTERN AND ARCTIC ALASKAN COASTAL WATERS 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA 
115 PM AKDT MONDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2014 

FORECAST VALID...SATURDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2014

ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...MODERATE.

SYNOPSIS...A POLAR LOW NORTHWEST OF BARROW WILL MOVE SOUTHEAST TO 
NEAR OR JUST SOUTH OF THE ICE EDGE TUESDAY AFTERNOON THEN TRACK 
EASTWARD TO MCKENZIE BAY WEDNESDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS 
THE AREA THURSDAY AND FRIDAY AHEAD OF THE NEXT FRONT APPROACHING FROM 
THE WEST SATURDAY.

-ARCTIC OCEAN-

ICE COVERED.

-CHUKCHI SEA-

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM A POINT ROUGHLY 90 NM NORTH OF POINT 
BARROW TO 75.9N 162.4W TO 76.1N 163.2W TO 73.6N 164.8W TO 73.9N 
165.1W TO 72.5N 176.5W TO 73.3N 180 AND CONTINUES WEST INTO THE 
RUSSIAN ARCTIC. THE ICE EDGE CONSISTS OF OPEN WATER WITH AREAS OF 1 
TO 4 TENTHS ICE.
. 

FORECAST THROUGH SATURDAY FOR THE CHUKCHI SEA...MODERATE NORTHWEST 
WINDS ON TUESDAY WILL SLOWLY DIMINISH LATE TUESDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE 
MOVES ACROSS THE AREA. THE NEXT FRONT WILL BRING SOUTHERLY WINDS TO 
THE AREA ON FRIDAY BECOMING LIGHT WESTERLY ON SATURDAY. THE ICE EDGE 
IS EXPECTED TO POSSIBLY HAVE A NET CHANGE OF POSITION OF UP TO 10 NM 
NORTH BY LATE FRIDAY.
  
-BEAUFORT SEA-
PKZ240-CAPE HALKETT TO FLAXMAN ISLAND-

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM THE NORTHWEST COAST OF BANKS ISLAND NEAR 
73.9N 124.3W TO 70.9N 134.2W TO 71.0N 136.8W TO 72.3N 143.6W TO 
73.3N 145.2W TO 72.6N 150.0W TO A POINT ROUGHLY 90 NM NORTH OF POINT 
BARROW. THE ICE EDGE IS MAINLY OPEN WATER. 

FORECAST THROUGH SATURDAY FOR THE BEAUFORT SEA...MODERATE SOUTH TO 
SOUTHWEST WINDS BECOME WESTERLY AND DIMINISH BY THURSDAY. LIGHT WEST 
WINDS ON FRIDAY WILL BECOME SOUTHWEST AND INCREASE SATURDAY. THE ICE 
EDGE IS EXPECTED TO NORTH 10 TO 25 NM BY SATURDAY.
$$



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