The undulating ice balls of Lake Michigan (video)

One of the effects of the record cold we just had in Chicago – we had daytime temps of -17°F before you factor in the windchill – is the creation of ice balls in Lake Michigan.

They’re thought to be formed by the tumbling action of the waves on ice that forms on top of the water.

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This video was shot on the Michigan side, in Glen Arbor.

They’re not the cleanest things ever, but it is kind of cool.


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