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Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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Public Information Statement...CORRECTED
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
1250 PM AKST Wed Dec 13 2017

...December Ice Thickness Data for Northern Alaska...

Below is a summary of ice thickness data collected by the staff at
the National Weather Service (NWS) in Fairbanks and NWS observers.
This data is collected around the first of each month during the
winter. Ice thickness varies between 60% and 130% of average for
December.

Local Fairbanks Area:
Chena Lakes............................12/04/2017...10 inches
Chena River at Pikes Landing...........12/04/2017....* inches
Chena River at Steese Hwy..............12/04/2017....* inches
Smith Lake (UAF Campus)................12/04/2017...12 inches
Tanana River at Chena Pump Rd..........12/05/2017...10 inches

Outside of Fairbanks:
Twin Bears Camp Chena Hot Springs Rd...12/04/2017...18 inches
Olnes Pond near Elliott Hwy............12/04/2017...10 inches
Salcha River at Richardson Hwy.........12/04/2017...18 inches
Birch Lake.............................12/04/2017...12 inches
Lake Minchumina........................12/01/2017....9 inches
Koyukuk River at Bettles...............11/28/2017...20 inches
Colville River Delta...................12/02/2017...14 inches
Yukon River at Eagle...................11/30/2017...12 inches
Selawik River at Selawik...............12/01/2017...14 inches
Kotzebue Lake near Kotzebue............12/01/2017...13 inches

* Measurement not taken. River not fullly iced over.

Historical ice thickness information for the entire state can be
found on the Alaska- Pacific River Forecast Center website at
www.weather.gov/aprfc/IceThickness

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