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‘Chandeliering Ice’ Caught on Video

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After living my entire life in Minnesota, which is one of the coldest states in the US, I encountered a winter phenomenon I had never even heard of, let alone witnessed. It’s called “ice chandeliering,” which is the strange effect created when strong winds push a melting layer of ice across the surface of a lake into the opposite shoreline with tremendous force.

When the ice hits the shore it has no where to go, so the extreme force rapidly shears the ice off into thousands of fine needles. It is a phenomenon few people will ever witness because of the rare circumstances that are necessary to create the effect.

Have a look at “Ice Chandeliering”:

Now isn’t that just totally cool?