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Issued by NWS Fairbanks, AK

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
1045 AM AKST Fri Jan 19 2018

...January 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 have reported ice thickness for some area lakes and
rivers. This data is collected around the first of each month
during the winter. Ice thickness varies between 53% and 100% of
average for January with the exception of the Yukon River at Eagle
with 162% for that site.

Local Fairbanks Area:
Chena Lakes............................01/05/2018...16 inches
Chena River at Pikes Landing...........01/05/2018...17 inches
Chena River at Steese Hwy..............01/05/2018...15 inches
Smith Lake (UAF Campus)................01/05/2018...12 inches
Tanana River at Chena Pump Rd..........01/05/2018...13 inches

Outside of Fairbanks:
Twin Bears Camp Chena Hot Springs Rd...01/05/2018...14 inches
Olnes Pond near Elliott Hwy............01/05/2018...10 inches
Salcha River at Richardson Hwy.........01/05/2018...18 inches
Birch Lake.............................01/05/2018...17 inches
Yukon River at Eagle...................01/03/2018...42 inches
Selawik River at Selawik...............01/03/2018...22 inches
Kotzebue Lake near Kotzebue............01/04/2018...23 inches
Colville River Delta...................01/02/2018...24 inches
Lake Minchumina........................01/01/2018...17 inches
Koyukuk River at Bettles...............12/29/2017...27 inches

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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