Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tanana River at Nenana…A New Record Late Break-Up

Courtesy of the Nenana Ice Classic
At 1142pm AKST (1241pm AKDT) Monday the tripod on the Tanana River at Nenana was still standing (as seen in this photo) making this now the latest break-up of the winter ice of record (since 1917). The previous record was 1141 AKST May 20, 1964. The tripod fell three hours later, at 341pm AKDT as the ice began running.


  1. Rick,

    How is the snow cover looking up on Keystone Ridge? I assume your estimate of May 24 meltout is about right...


  2. Hi Richard,

    New post just up on your question: I'll miss by a few days. Oh well, the nature of the biz…