Weird 'snowball waves' appear in Lake Sebago
January 2, 2016 | 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
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