Skip to comments.Mysterious ice formations showed up in Chicago this week
Posted on 01/23/2022 7:51:37 AM PST by DUMBGRUNT
This week ice pancakes were found along Chicago's shoreline of Lake Michigan.
Ice pancakes, much like their namesake, look exactly like you think they would -- round flat discs made of ice. They are common in the Arctic but typically only start making an appearance in the Lower 48 states once the temperatures get well below freezing for several days.
"A signature feature of pancake ice is raised edges or ridges on the perimeter, caused by the pancakes bumping into each other from the ocean waves,"
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But is it worth the time to warm up the APC and gather some friends for the journey?
Those days are gone...
Now I’m hungry for pizza for some reason...
Those look like they would be delicious slathered with some tomato sauce and toppings
Must be that global warming they keep talking about.
You have to bake them quickly. A few seconds at 1,000 F works fast enough that the crust won’t melt.
So silly, as someone who has lived next to that lake all my life and as someone who looks out on it every day. I can tell you this happens a lot. It requires a cold period to cause the ice layer, then snow. And the ice needs to be pushed near shore so you can see it. I am looking out at it now, and the ice flows are out about a football field away. But when they come nearer I will see it. I see it about half the winters.
I need to get a drone. No, I don’t just want one: I NEED one. I keep thinking I would like one of those e-bikes - and I would like it a lot - but a drone is cheaper and much handier to have.
Yup. After this will be an article headlined “Large, Bright, and Mysterious Object to Appear in Sky Tomorrow Morning - Expected to Cause Rising Temperatures Until Evening”
This likely the fault of global warming... If Arnold drove a prius instead of running into them, we’d all be soo much better off.
We get a few on the river near us. Geese like to sit on them.
Caused by “ocean waves” according to CNN.
Which ocean would that be?
“Mysterious ice formations showed up in Chicago this week”
So it’s mysterious but they know exactly what causes it... and they have seen it before and elsewhere.
Worked in Lakeview and enough elevation for an excellent view, no recall of this type of event.
A few years when the lake froze as far as I could see and the sunrise on the frozen lake; nice.
I used to ride my bicycle from out here in Dupage to work on occasion...
Those days are gone.
I wonder what kind of Frisbee’s they would make.
—”Geese like to sit on them.”
Less heat loss than the water? and safe from four-legged predators?
Groot has looked into it; Ann Sather and the Walker Brothers are on the top of the list of suspects.
I have enjoyed breakfast/brunch at Walker Bros more than a few times.
Not sure why. The circles slowly spin and don’t go toward the dam very fast. It must be safer on several levels. The geese still get riled if one walks toward their goose-go-round.
Since it’s Chicago, wouldn’t they have to be square?
Coastal Oregon had one of those yesterday, and again this morning. Weird.
OCEAN WAVES????? It’s on LAKE Michigan, CNN.....LAKE Michigan.....geesh....they can’t get anything right.
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