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News Flash: Ice-out on the Tanana River at Nenana, Alaska!

Tripod on the Tanana River in Nenana, Alaska

May 8 at 1:00 p.m. was the official breakup time for ice on the Tanana River! Check it out:

That means another close-call winner in our 2001 contest! Cool Congratulations to. . .Bobro Independent Learners of Manchester, NH! They came closest to answering Challenge Question #25 when they predicted May 3 for ice-out on the Tanana River!

In addition to 2000 and 2001, recent May breakups for the Tanana River include May 5, 1996 and May 14, 1992. The rhythms of nature continue, and Journey North says THANKS to ALL of you who sent your predictions.

Ice-Out Contest 2001 continues!

Ice Out Observation Posts- 2001

Everyone was surprised at the early ice-out for the River Teno in Utsjoki, Finland on May 3, but what are your guesses for the remaining observation posts at Point Hope, AK and the Hudson Bay on Rankin Inlet, NT? From the Chukchi Sea in Point Hope, Alaska, teacher Sheila Gaquin wrote this update on May 1, 2001:

"It was just 5 degrees here yesterday, and the wind has been blowing from the North for days. I'm afraid we won't have ice-out before school closes. (Our school closes on May 18th.) Barring an amazing warming spell, I think break up will happen long after school is out."

Challenge Question #26:
"When do you predict ice-out will occur in the two remaining Ice-Out Observation posts?"

(To respond to this question, please follow the instructions below.)

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The FINAL Signs of Spring Update Will be Posted on May 21, 2001.

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