Monday, April 27, 2009

Let's see what condition the ice is in

Nenana Ice Classic 2009
Ice Conditions
Updated April 27, 2009 (photo says March 27)
The last ice measurement we took was on April 23 the ice was 42.7 inches thick. There will be no more ice measurements this year due to the ice conditions. There is water on top of the ice on the banks of the Tanana River. There are no open holes yet on the Tanana River.

The Nenana River went out late Saturday afternoon, and the water flow is cutting into the Tanana River ice. The Nenana River runs into the Tanana River about 1/2 downstream from where the Tripod is standing on the Tanana River.
The ice on the Tanana River generally breaks up about 2 weeks to 10 days after the Nenana River goes out.
The 5 day forecast for the week of April 27th is daytime temperatures between 60 and 70 degrees and between 38 and 41 degrees in the evenings. If temperatures reach 70 and stay warm we will start seeing more action with ice melt and the ice could go out as early as this coming weekend.
Again there will be no more ice measurement this year, however we will continue to update photos every other day.

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