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Active Weather Pattern Continues for the Northwestern U.S.

A series of Pacific storm systems will bring periods of locally heavy rain, gusty winds, and mountain snow to portions of Washington and Oregon for the next couple days. In addition, much of the northwestern U.S. and Intermountain West will experience strong winds from these storm systems, particularly in Sierra Nevada, Great Basin, and the northern Rockies/High Plains. Read More >

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Very little sea ice remains within navigational waters of Alaskan waters. What does remain is between Harrison Bay and Prudhoe Bay, and it is melting quickly. The main ice edge is approximately 150 nm north of the north coast of Alaska as of this image on July 29th, 2017.

Beaufort Sea Ice

 

The latest MODIS satellite imagery (from May 19, 2017) shows the sea ice destabilizing off the Wales to Espenberg coast on the northern side of the Seward Peninsula. A lead forming from near Espenberg to Cape Krusenstern can be seen, which could cause further destabilization of the sea ice in this area.

Satellite Image of Sea Ice May 19, 2017

 

Past imagery: 

 

As of April 16th, we are seeing the sea ice breaking up in the Bering Strait region. 

Sea ice on satellite imagery over Bering Strait

 

Bering Sea Ice

 

Sea Ice Near the Bering Strait