FAIRBANKS - Time is running out for anyone wishing to take a chance at winning this year's Nenana Ice Classic jackpot.
The weather in April is the No. 1 factor in determining breakup, according to Scoot Lindsey with the National Weather Service. Lindsey said other factors are the below average snowfall level and daily temperatures.
The ice at Nenana was still 46 inches thick on March 24, according to Cherrie Forness of the Nenana Ice Classic. Forness said the average for this time of year runs between 38 and 48 inches.
Ticket sales end at midnight on April 5. The amount of this year's jackpot will be announced around the end of April. Last year's winnings were in excess of $300,000.