Ice Jams Forming in Ohio Jan 12, 2018

Take a look at these pictures out of Rocky River and Milan, Ohio.

Ice jamming on the Rocky River in Rocky River, OH via the National Weather Service, Cleveland office (@NWSCLE on twitter).


Ice jamming on the Huron River in Franklin Flats in Milan via the National Weather Service, Cleveland office (@NWSCLE on twitter).

Due to recent warmth, large chunks of ice have begun to break up and flow down rivers and streams in these areas. As these large groups of broken ice form and move, they can lead to ice jam, where the ice blocks the flow of water and leads to flooding. This can especially occur in areas were the water flow narrows, curves or interacts with large structures, such as bridges.

Several flooding alerts for this very threat are in effect across parts of the Great Lakes region, including Ohio, but into the Northeast as well.

For the latest weather, make sure to tune in to WeatherNation.

For WeatherNation, I am Meteorologist Marcus Walter.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Who said dogs get to have all the fun? Check out this cat who is loving playing in the snow! #snowday #alabamasnow

42 minutes ago by WeatherNation

Tuesday snow totals from parts of the central U.S. today:

47 minutes ago by WeatherNation

If you fall through the ice, it's not the end. Don't panic, and follow these simple steps to survive.

3 hours ago by WeatherNation

Cold temperatures bring a freeze to the south and low wind chills -

6 hours ago by WeatherNation

Shreveport, LA saw its first measurable snow in nearly 3 years on Tuesday: #LAwx

7 hours ago by WeatherNation

RT @BianchiWeather: With 1.8" of snow today, Shreveport, LA saw its largest January snowfall since 1982 - largest snow overall since Feb. 2…

7 hours ago by WeatherNation

Another major winter storm is causing travel headaches from the South to New England with snow and ice -…

9 hours ago by WeatherNation

Changes arriving for the Northwest.

10 hours ago by WeatherNation

Whatever gets the job done, right? 👏👏

11 hours ago by WeatherNation

#Houston mayor @SylvesterTurner is asking residents to stay off the roads during today's winter weather for safety…

12 hours ago by WeatherNation
Follow Us