Watch video of ice breaking off the shore in Nome

On Memorial Day, the ice was still close to Nome's shore, but by 5 a.m. on May 28, most of it had been washed away. Images from's camera

Has summer arrived at 64.5006° N, just one ice floe south of the Arctic Circle?

Early on the morning of May 28, the frozen land ice finally broke away from the shore and harbor in Nome, as seen in radar images from the Sea Ice Group at the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The ice-free season in Nome Harbor usually begins around the end of May or June 1. This opening of the waters in Norton Sound and the Bering Sea is right on schedule.

The image in the video was taken by a 25 kW X-Band marine radar mounted on a power pole on the seawall of Nome Harbor. Images are updated every 4 minutes. The video shows a 24-hour data cycle and is updated hourly. You can watch the updated video with this link.

Previous images and animations can be found in this (large file) UAF Google Drive archive at this link.

The first cruise ship to arrive in Nome in 2024 is Holland America Westerdamwhich arrived on June 21 with up to 1,900 passengers and 800 crew members.

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