Sub-zero temperatures last week didn’t just instantaneously turn boiling water to snow. They also quickly froze rivers, ponds and lakes across the Northeast and Midwest. That’s been followed by a “brief and mildly disgusting warm-up” that’s softened all that ice with temperatures 10-20 degrees Fahrenheit above normal and rain. It’s also melted snow, which has run off into rivers and cracked up ice further. And that, my friends, is a recipe for ice jams. Wild roaming hordes of ice chunks from the size of baseballs to an average New York studio apartment have surged down waterways From New York to Pennsylvania to Ohio to Ontario. When these frozen flash floods met with a bend in the river, a narrow strait, or a bridge, the fast-flowing ice jams have knocked trailers off their foundations, surrounded houses, and flooded basements. 

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Ice jam on the Winooski River flooding downtown Montpelier, Vt., in March 1992. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

Here’s a sample of the ice jams rumbling during the weekend:

Around 67 barges broke loose on the Ohio River Saturday. At least one of the barges sunk.

The National Weather Service’s Burlington office shared what happened on the East Branch Ausable River in upstate New York over the course of three hours on Friday afternoon.

This video was taken just outside of Jay NY on the flats. It shows the start of the ice flow after the ice jammed up at this location. This Ice and Water flow crossed over route 9N, flooded Jersey, Intervale ave, and Grove Rd in Au Sable Forks before heading on down to Keeseville. Route 9N and Grove Rd were closed due to Ice blocks in the road. Some ice blocks were as thick as 18 inches in this ice flow.

EAST BRADY: empty foundations where mobile homes were displaced by the river flood / ice floe earlier today along Allegheny River:

IT’s coming back! Flood waters on the rise again at East Brady, PA RAPiDLY with new ice jam downstream! Just because waters drop for a bit does not mean conditions are safe! Highly variable:

An ice jam on Sauquoit Creek is effecting a CSX rail bridge in Whitesboro, Oneida County. Ice jams, heavy rain and snow melt are causing localized flooding on roads and bridges today. Drive with caution.

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Wild roaming hordes of ice chunks from the size of baseballs to an average New York studio apartment have surged down waterways across New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Ontario on January 12, 2018.
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if you happen to live near a river, be vigilant and ready to defend against marauding river ice
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From New York to Pennsylvania to Ohio to Ontario (international ice!), fast-flowing ice jams have knocked trailers off their foundations, surrounded houses, and flooded basements.
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Ice jams closed down streets in the USA.

This has been a winter of weird wonders. First it was snow in the Sahara. Then came ice balls on Lake Michigan. Now we’ve got to deal with ice jams.

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  1. This is crazy! But I can tell you more crazier truth and fact about mudslide in California. I saw the youtube video that Opera Winfrey told Ellen during the Ellen show that just before the mudslide, she saw that the mountain became red, and looked like it was on fire. Then she felt some kind of explosion. That means that mudslide is not just mudslide, but Galactic Federation of Light was cleaning up reptilian or cabal secret underground base around there. All the mud came over the rich reptilians’ or humans’ ( I guess more like reptilian colonized rich area.) castles. That youtube video address is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmPnCZcOHAc

  2. […] Sub-zero temperatures last week didn’t just instantaneously turn boiling water to snow. They also quickly froze rivers, ponds and lakes across the Northeast and Midwest. That’s been followed by a “brief and mildly disgusting warm-up” that’s softened all that ice with temperatures 10-20 degrees Fahrenheit above normal and rain. It’s also melted snow, which has run off into rivers and cracked up ice further. And that, my friends, is a recipe for ice jams.  Read More… […]

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