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Stange ‘Snowball Waves’ Caught on Camera

5 Jan 2016, 5:12 pm

After the videos were posted on Stone Point Studio’s Facebook page of the occurrence at Jordan Bay in Maine, they added

“There have been a lot of inquiries as to how this happened. I cannot say for sure, but here are the conditions leading to this.

There was NO ice on the lake, so it isn’t lake ice. In fact it has been very warm, right up until we got this snow/sleet/freezing rain storm. It was very cold when I shot this, maybe around 20 degrees. I fished out a couple of the balls, and sure enough, they broke apart and were very slushy, definitely not ice.

The area where this was shot had a small stone jetty that acted as a catch and prevented the balls from continuing on down the shoreline. It seems to me, that this had a lot to do with the snow from the storm somehow accumulating in this way, in this very particular spot.

My best guess, was that it was SO cold and windy, that when the snow hit the water, it didn’t melt, but instead, remained as slush on the surface. This slush then got stuck in this area, and through wave and wind action, turned into these very uniform balls. That’s all I got!”

Waves of snowballs. This was one of the most awesome natural events I have ever seen!

Posted by Stone Point Studio on Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Some other planet…..

Posted by Stone Point Studio on Tuesday, December 29, 2015

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