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Salcha River

Uploaded by: katy99780

Friday May 17, 2013

Salcha, AK (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Breakup on the Salcha River, just east of Fairbanks Alaska USA.

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12. gusbuster
2:42 AM GMT on May 20, 2013
Awaken the mighty giants, looks like a great thaw
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11. katy99780
1:48 AM GMT on May 20, 2013
Thanks Shirley, and yes Rick the rivers in the interior are breaking up. The Yukon is 'groaning' right now, the mighty Kuskokwim can't be far behind.

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10. snodog
1:17 AM GMT on May 20, 2013
Nice. Breaking up, eh? Heard some rivers were still frozen.
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9. WeatherWise
11:01 PM GMT on May 19, 2013
Great capture - Thank you for sharing your
weather photo with us! Congratulations on AC!
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8. katy99780
9:49 PM GMT on May 19, 2013
It's very interesting Betsy, always interesting. Ya just never know just how it will unfold.
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7. luvne32
9:18 PM GMT on May 19, 2013
My own Connecticut River used to have tennis court size chunks of ice floating down it at a good pace. Must have been quite a sight. Too many dams, now, but at least the shoreline cities have been spared a lot of destruction.
Must be some sight to watch, Katy.
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6. katy99780
9:16 PM GMT on May 19, 2013
Thank you Charlotte, Wilma, Elaine, Dave and Wanda.

Dave, very often the breakup in rivers goes smoothly, (like this), with no trouble at all.

But this year on many of the major rivers, the ice was thicker and denser than average, the snow cover prevented a slow 'softening' for a long time.

Simple geography plays a big part too; where there are tight bends and/or shallow areas, the ice will get caught and will pile up, damming the waters. It takes a lot of force to get it moving again.

Sometimes ice jam dams have to be blasted out.
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5. Wanda1948
9:05 PM GMT on May 19, 2013
Fantastic shot! Congratulations Katy!
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4. WurzelDave
8:49 PM GMT on May 19, 2013
Is it a case of the ice breaking into larger than normal chunks or it all breaking up at one causing the jams & flooding? Congrats on AC.
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3. Biskitten
8:15 PM GMT on May 19, 2013
Super weather shot - AC Congrats, Katy!
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2. Kennebunker
8:12 PM GMT on May 19, 2013
Oh, this looks hopeful, provided the jams don't cause flooding. Kudos to you, Katy, on this great weather reporting, and congratulations on the AC recognition.
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1. llpj04
8:08 PM GMT on May 19, 2013
Great changing seasons capture Katy!
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katy99780

I've lived in Alaska since 1969. I love this wild land. The extremes of the far north shape and affect every living thing. Extremes of weather, elevation, daylight hours, isolation, flora and fauna, nothing in Nature is insignificant.I have a Davis Vantage Pro weather station, uploading to Wunderground, (Turks on the Tundra) the National Weather Service, the Citizen Weather Observation Program and MADIS (Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System). "May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart." ~ Indigenous Arctic Proverb

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