Rare ice volcanoes erupt on Lake Michigan

Ice balls, ice volcanoes among rare weather phenomenon.


National News

February 18, 2020 - 10:09 AM

"Ice volanoes" erupt on Lake Michigan on Sunday Feb. 16. Photo by (National Weather Service Grand Rapids/TNS)

DETROIT — The recent cold front has brought another interesting phenomenon to Lake Michigan: first ice balls, now ice volcanoes.

National Weather Service meteorologist Ernie Ostuno was able to capture some amazing photos of erupting ice volcanoes at Oval Beach in Saugatuck Sunday.

An ice volcano is a cone-shaped mound of ice formed over a terrestrial lake by the eruption of water and slush through an ice shelf.

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