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Ice Analysis Layer: Concentration Stage Forecast  Legend
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FZAK80 PAFC 152344
ICEAFC

Sea Ice Advisory for Western and Arctic Alaskan Coastal Waters
National Weather Service Anchorage Alaska
330 PM AKDT Friday 15 June 2018

FORECAST VALID...Wednesday 20 June 2018

ANALYSIS CONFIDENCE...High

SYNOPSIS...High pressure over the high arctic will move south across
the Chukchi Sea through Wednesday as low pressure moves northward
into the southeast Bering Sea.

-Arctic Ocean-
-Beaufort Sea-
-Chukchi Sea-

PKZ235-Point Franklin to Cape Halkett-
PKZ240-Cape Halkett to Flaxman Island-
PKZ245-Flaxman Island to Demarcation Point-
PKZ500-Western U.S. Arctic Offshore-
PKZ505-Central U.S. Arctic Offshore-
PKZ510-Eastern U.S. Arctic Offshore-

Ice covered.

-Chukchi Sea-
-Bering Sea-

PKZ210-Dall Point to Wales-
PKZ215-Kotzebue Sound-
PKZ220-Wales to Cape Thompson-
PKZ225-Cape Thompson to Cape Beaufort-
PKZ230-Cape Beaufort to Point Franklin-

The ice edge extends from 69.3N 163.3W to 70.4N 162.5W to 71.3N
159.7W to 71.9N 168W to 69.9N 172.8W to 68.4N 171.7W to
68.4N 167.6W to 67.5W 171.3W to 66.1N 169.5W to 64.3N 173.6W.

The ice edge is mainly open water. There is also sea ice within
protected bays from Port Clarence to Wales to Shishmaref, as well as
within some protected bays along Kotzebue Sound, the Anadyr Gulf,
and the eastern coast of the Chukotsk Peninsula.

FORECAST FOR THE CHUKCHI SEA (Days 1 through 5)...North to northeast
winds will persist through Wednesday. The ice pack is expected to
shift to the southwest by 20 to 30 nm through Wednesday.

FORECAST FOR THE BERING SEA (Days 1 through 5)...Northerly winds
will persist through Wednesday over the northern Bering Sea. The
remaining coastal ice within the northern Bering Sea will continue
to deteriorate through Wednesday.

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