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SEA ICE ADVISORY FOR WESTERN AND ARCTIC ALASKAN COASTAL WATERS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE ALASKA
230 PM AKDT WEDNESDAY 27 AUGUST 2014

FORECAST VALID...MONDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2014

ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...LOW

SYNOPSIS...A POLAR LOW AND ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT WILL PUSH EASTWARD
OUT OF THE CHUKCHI SEA AND TOWARD THE BEAUFORT SEA THIS EVENING. THE
FRONT WILL DISSIPATE OVER THE FAR EASTERN BEAUFORT SEA LATE THURSDAY
WHILE THE POLAR LOW WILL BECOME STATIONARY AND RESIDE OVER THE
NORTHERN BEAUFORT SEA THROUGH MONDAY.

-ARCTIC OCEAN-

ICE COVERED.

-CHUKCHI SEA-

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM A POINT ROUGHLY 90 NM NORTH OF POINT
BARROW TO 72.7N 160.5W TO 72.0N 164.9W TO 73.2N 170.0W TO 73.0N
176.1W AND CONTINUES WEST INTO THE RUSSIAN ARCTIC. THE ICE EDGE IS
MAINLY OPEN WATER.

FORECAST THROUGH MONDAY FOR THE CHUKCHI SEA...MODERATE NORTH TO
WINDS WILL PERSIST THROUGH MONDAY. THE ICE EDGE EAST OF 165W IS
EXPECTED TO MELT BACK TO THE NORTH UP TO 45 NM BY MONDAY. THE ICE
EDGE WEST OF 165W WILL SEE MINIMAL CHANGES THROUGH MONDAY AS WARMER
SEAS SURFACE TEMPERATURES WILL COUNTER THE STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS.


-BEAUFORT SEA-
PKZ240-CAPE HALKETT TO FLAXMAN ISLAND-

THE MAIN ICE EDGE LIES FROM THE WEST COAST OF BANKS ISLAND TO 72.6N
128.2W TO 70.9N 134.1W TO 71.4N 141.51 TO 72.9N 149.1W TO A POINT
ROUGHLY 90 NM NORTH OF POINT BARROW. THE ICE EDGE IS MAINLY OPEN
WATER.

FORECAST THROUGH MONDAY FOR THE BEAUFORT SEA...SOUTHERLY TO
SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW WILL PERSIST OVER MUCH OF THE ICE EDGE THROUGH
MONDAY. THE ICE EDGE IS EXPECTED TO SHIFT 10 TO 20 NM TO THE NORTH
THROUGH MONDAY DUE TO SEASONAL MELTING.

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