15-ft-high wall of ice crashes into building – Video

High winds in Wisconsin create 10-15 foot piles of ice slamming into properties around the Lake Winnebago shoreline.



In case the video doesn’t work, you can view it here:
http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_t3#/video/us/2012/03/12/dnt-ice-shove-damages-property.wl uk

Thanks to Brian Inman and Alex Tanase for this link


8 thoughts on “15-ft-high wall of ice crashes into building – Video”

  1. The video is a micro example of what ice can do.
    Imagine an ice sheet the size of canada and the northern third of the united states moving at a foot or two a day. Everything under it or within its range of forward movement will be crushed if not removed beforehand. Getting out of the way is the only viable strategy.

  2. How much longer will we have to watch the global warming house cards fall apart (seemingly in more and more spectacular ways) before we find better things to do with our precious time? Or, is this what the power elite want us to do; waste our money (trying to prepare for the “inevitable” doom or our business trying to achieve “sustainability” even though they they say it can’t be stopped, waste our emotion (feeling that we are causing the all the world’s problems)or wasting our time (discussing all this – couldn’t all of our brilliant scientists that are trying to tamp down the Global Warming hysteria could be inventing things that help the world) I suppose until such time I have to say, thanks and keep up the great work.

  3. We have had this happen in Manitoba many times in recent years. Even our river ice has piled up so bad one area had to be bought out entirely from the homeowners there(Breezy Point) after repeated spring flooding and ice damaging homes and buildings. Hundreds of homes and cottages along Lakes Winnipeg , Manitoba and Winnipegosis were utterly destroyed by ice and floodwaters last spring.

  4. This type of ice flow has potential to happen any year a lake freezes. A warm day or even a wind shift on a large lake will push the ice downwind. Even if the shoreline ice is pretty solid it can pile up, if the lake has started to thaw and the wind shifts, the drifting ice picks up speed and momentum and not much will stop it. I don’t think its related to climate either way (not the same as flooded rivers).

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