It’s likely we’ll be breaking a record, at least from the NOAA’s data set (http://aprfc.arh.noaa.gov/).
According to NOAA, the latest breakup we’ve experienced was May 21 in 1985; on this date (May 20) in 1992 the ice began moving in earnest.
So – who would have ever guessed it would be this late? Has anyone who entered the Kuskokwim Ice Classic still have any picks for this coming week?
According to Mark Leary, the river rose 4-inches yesterday as of midnight, but then dropped 5-inches overnight and is lower now than it was yesterday.
As of yesterday in Napaimute this is what the river looked like:
Here’s what’s going in in Aniak: