• Ice out on Yukon River 2 Pilot Station Alaska by Mark Dornblaser U.S. Geological Survey mmdornbl@usgs.gov

    It’s Break Up Time in Alaska!

    A few days ago, the outside temperature was just above freezing. I basked in the warmth of the sun heating up the interior of my car as I drove across town. As I turned into the right lane, my wheels…

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    It’s Spring in Alaska!

    It’s late April, and already spring in southcentral Alaska! Some of us are shaking our heads at the early spring, but most of us are simply enjoying the season. Usually, spring comes in May, but we’ve had warm temperatures (in…

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    When It’s Springtime in Alaska

    When It’s Springtime in Alaska it’s not really 40 below, my apologies to Johnny Horton. Yesterday’s highs were 10 degrees (F) in Nuiqsut, 35 in Barrow, 68 in Fairbanks, and 60 in Anchorage. You get the idea. We do have…

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    Break Up in Alaska

    Not quite spring here in Alaska, but we are having break up. That’s the time of year when the snow and ice melts. It can be quite a sight, especially on the rivers where huge blocks of ice break up…