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Scott Lindsey / National Weather Service

KUAC's Dan Bross talks with Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy climate specialist Rick Thoman about the prognosis for river break up.

Crane Johnson, Hydrologist / NWS Alaska Pacific River Forecast Center

Ice is breaking up on the upper Yukon River, including at Eagle and Tanana.


Eric Muehling

Snow melt and river break up have slowed across the Interior. Speaking during a weekly river break up teleconference Tuesday, National Weather Service hydrologist Karen Endres


Apr 13, 2020

04-13-20 7:30 AM newscast

This week’s warm weather is turning attention to river breakup. National Weather Service hydrologist Ed Plumb is tracking factors that play into ice out.

“Basically from Fairbanks eastward, it’s been kind of more typical winter, at least when you look at the ice thicknesses, and the snow pack on the ground. Versus further to our west and south. As you go into the western interior, the snow pack is well below normal, and this is the same case as you go south of the Alaska Range.”