Gigantic 30 Feet High Ice Tsunami Engulfs Homes in Mille Lacs Lake, Minnesota


Imagine coming home from work and seeing 20 feet of ice in your back yard…

Or even worse, part of your home smashed in by an ice shove or ice tsunami.

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Ice tsunami on Mille Lacs Lake Minnesota on April 20, 2020. Picture via Facebook video

Living on a lake, you just never know what the water has in store for you.

That’s just so impressive isn’t it?

According to some locals, the ice piles were measuring up to 30 feet high and engulfed everything on their path… even some homes!

With winds gusting to over forty miles per hour, the remaining large ice field that had yet to melt on Mille Lacs Lake was pushed on the eastern shoreline like a massive ice tsunami.

When the ice on Mille Lacs Lake starts to move in high winds, it is basically similar to a Glacier moving and will not stop until it crashes on shore and into anything in its path which will be pushed out of the way including large boulders and tracks of land and even a house.

Mille Lacs Lake is a large lake that is over 200 square miles and is about 100 miles north of Minneapolis, MN.

The sounds of nature creating this giant ice shore phenomenon are breathtaking.

Fast like snails but destructive like tornadoes:

According to some long-time residents, the crushed up ice, pushed by the wind on Monday stacked up to be some of the tallest piles they have ever seen.

And just in case you want some of this ice for a drink or so, they sell it in this video:

It’s just insane! About seven years ago, we kind of had the same ice tsunami phenomenon. Except it came up to be a quarter of what it is now. We thought that was really something, but as you can see, this is pretty amazing.

There is extra more severe weather coming to the southern US in the next few days. Keep safe! More extreme weather phenomena on Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle. [Facebook, Youtube]

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  1. I lived up in MN for a while. -42° below zero windchill factor. You don’t know cold weather until you experience that. You can feel wind blowing through three layers of clothing. Experienced a tornado up there too. Blew apart the town of St John. Then, if you like lightning, and straight line winds, they get that too.

    Best part of MN is the food. If you want some good meats, they got ’em.

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