A few totally crazy pictures of what’s happening when you combine an arctic blast of cold air with some wind and water from Lake Erie.
The shores of Lake Erie have been transformed into some sort of mystical ice fairy tale land thanks to mother nature.
Winds kicked up water that splashed and froze onto anything it could reach, docks, piers, light posts, even navigational buoys.
MOTHER NATURE’S ARTWORK: A pier along Lake Erie in Ohio has been transformed into a winter fairy tale. A photographer captured tall ice sculptures on Monday. pic.twitter.com/PKkOEXer0R— KOIN News (@KOINNews) January 23, 2019
Since the creations started appearing, the pier and shores of the lake have become a destination for photographers.
The cold weather is also responsible for other natural wonders along Lake Erie, including in the lake: pancakes, or frozen jelly fish:
Looking towards Lorain Harbor (South) from the camera on the I beam. #lorainlighthouse @MJ_JournalRick @MorningJournal #jeweloftheport @CityofLorain_OH @MayorChase #lorainohio pic.twitter.com/JjdTjD5Crh— Lorain Lighthouse (@LorainLHouse) January 21, 2019
The natural phenomenon is reportedly caused when ice chunks start to form, and then are blown by arctic winds and bump into each other.
and ice balls:
Winter storm Harper turned the coast of #LakeErie into a giant ice ball pit! #snowball fight anyone? pic.twitter.com/lh8Q2GCzMD— Kristi Arend (@kkarend) January 23, 2019
WOW! Almost just too eerie to be true!
Ice balls aren’t uncommon. Chunks of ice break off and are tumbled, like river rocks, into smooth balls. Pretty neat-o if you ask me.
All the clumping and ice balls are caused by chemical ice nucleation which is weather modification technology
We are their guinea pigs!
C’est affreux, pourquoi Vous ne parlez pas des animaux ayant subits le même outrage du froid?
ca vient! 😉
Vous avez lu l’article sur les alligators? Assez incroyable manière de survivre le froid!