You haven’t seen waves until you see waves of ice crashing against the shore. Wyoming Game and Fish Department warden Jim Seeman captured this footage near Buffalo, and it offers a rare glimpse of what happens when you mix high winds and sheets of ice. Of course, homeowners who live close to the shore probably already know about this phenomenon, which can actually damage homes.
In 2013, ice from Lake Mille Lacs were pushed up from strong winds and covered about 10 miles of shoreline, in some cases depositing ice up to 30 feet high.
“It basically has the same mechanism of an iceberg,” Todd Borek, a CNN meteorologist, said at the time. “Winds, but more so ocean currents, allow icebergs to drift. Same premise: A chunk of ice (relatively shallow) was pushed by a strong, sustained wind. The momentum of the ice sheet overcame the friction of the land.”
Pretty neat. Have you seen anything like this before?
Our Buffalo Game Warden, Jim Seeman captured this series of videos a few weeks ago out at Lake DeSmet. Have you ever had the opportunity to see something like this? Let us know! We hope you get out on the water soon and if you're doing some fishing share your experience with us! #wyofishIt was hard to hear the ice moving because of the wind in the mic but we do have a short snippet if you are interested: http://bit.ly/movingice
Posted by Wyoming Game and Fish Department on Tuesday, March 15, 2016