Timelapse video of 2013 Nenana Ice Classic breakup

Watts Up With That?

This is a 5 frames per second timelapse taken from the webcam at 30 second intervals of the Nenana Ice Classic on May 20th, 2013 from 4PM to 5PM PDT (15:00-16:00 AKDT). Breakup started about 15:43 AKDT (about 16 seconds in this video) in and went very quickly. Notice the ice stopped flowing in the river at the end, suggesting an ice jam formed downstream.

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