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Weird 'snowball waves' appear in Lake Sebago

January 2, 2016 | Comment icon 6 comments

The snowballs covered the lake's surface. Image Credit: YouTube / Dave Allen / Stone Point Studio
Land art and sculpture artist David Allen has captured footage of a peculiar natural phenomenon in Maine.
The world's weather has been acting up rather a lot lately and now a period of fluctuating temperatures in the northeasternmost US state has created a rather unusual spectacle.

Allen had been on the northwest beach of Lake Sebago when he spotted what appeared to be waves of snowballs sloshing against the shore. The lake was not frozen over at the time and the area had been subjected to alternating hot and cold spells over the preceding days and weeks.
When he picked some of them up he noted that they consisted of slush rather than hard ice, suggesting that they may have been formed from snow that was caught by a nearby jetty.

The resulting slush on the water would have then been shaped in to snowballs by the wind.

Source: Discovery News | Comments (6)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Buzz_Light_Year 6 years ago
Attack of the Abominable Snow Tribbles.
Comment icon #2 Posted by jarjarbinks 6 years ago
Remind me of the video weve seen here week ago about 2 kids finding a circle with these strange things inside.
Comment icon #3 Posted by rashore 6 years ago
I grew by one of the Great Lakes in an area with a lot of lakes and ponds.. and this sort of phenomena was sort of common, happened almost every winter.
Comment icon #4 Posted by pallidin 6 years ago
Kinda pretty. I always did wonder where all those cotton balls from my roommate ended-up.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Zero Fox FK 6 years ago
"Land art and sculpture artist"...
Comment icon #6 Posted by monkeyman2269 6 years ago
Not weird

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