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

FORECAST VALID...SATURDAY 26 APRIL 2014

ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...MODERATE TO HIGH.

SYNOPSIS...A LARGE LOW OVER THE WESTERN ALEUTIANS WILL MOVE EASTWARD
ACROSS THE ALEUTIAN ISLAND CHAIN THROUGH THE WEEK AND INTO THE GULF
OF ALASKA ON SATURDAY.

-ARCTIC OCEAN-
-BEAUFORT SEA-
-CHUKCHI SEA-
PKZ245-FLAXMAN ISLAND TO DEMARCATION POINT-
PKZ240-CAPE HALKETT TO FLAXMAN ISLAND-
PKZ235-POINT FRANKLIN TO CAPE HALKETT-
PKZ230-CAPE BEAUFORT TO POINT FRANKLIN-
PKZ225-CAPE THOMPSON TO CAPE BEAUFORT-
PKZ220-WALES TO CAPE THOMPSON-
PKZ215-KOTZEBUE SOUND-
PKZ200-NORTON SOUND-

ICE COVERED.

-BERING SEA-
PKZ210-DALL POINT TO WALES-
PKZ181-NORTH AND WEST OF NUNIVAK ISLAND-
PKZ180-KUSKOKWIM DELTA AND ETOLIN STRAIT-

THE ICE EDGE LIES FROM THE NORTH COAST OF KUSKOKWIM BAY TO 62.3N
167W TO 60.8N 168.9W TO 60.7N 166.2W TO 59.7N 165.6W TO 60.2N 168W
TO 59.4N 171.5W TO 61.2N 177.2E AND CONTINUES ALONG THE BERING SEA
COAST OF RUSSIA. THE ICE EDGE RANGES 2 TO 7 TENTHS YOUNG...NEW AND
FIRST YEAR THIN ICE IN STRIPS.

FORECAST THROUGH SATURDAY...EASTERLY FLOW WILL PERSIST THROUGH
SATURDAY. THE OVERALL ICE EDGE IS EXPECTED TO SHIFT TO THE WEST-
SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 NM THROUGH WEDNESDAY AS STRIPS OF ICE ARE PULLED
OFF THE MAIN ICE PACK. THE AREA SOUTH OF NUNIVAK ISLAND OVER TO
KUSKOKWIM BAY SHOULD REMAIN SEA ICE FREE WITH THE ONLY ICE REMAINING
NEAR SHORE WITH STRIPS OF ICE BEING PULLED OFF THE PREVIOUSLY
SHOREFAST ICE. RIVER ICE WILL CONTINUE TO ENTER BRISTOL BAY NEAR
RIVER DELTAS THROUGH BREAKUP.

SCHRECK 2014

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