Ice Tsunami Forces Residents To Evacuate Along Lake Erie

From CBS Pittbsurgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — High winds continue to cause chaos across the East coast, and residents near Lake Erie are dealing with another problem caused by the winds, an ice tsunami.

Huge chunks of ice are being pushed off of the Niagara River, and onto lakeshore areas.

Incredible video posted to social media by the Niagara Parks Police Service shows the ice stacked up along Niagara River Parkway, and falling onto the roadway.


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February 27, 2019 2:51 am

Sorry boss, can’t come in to work today, road’s way too iced over!

February 27, 2019 3:04 am

didn’t wuwt post something similar 3 or 4 years ago?

Reply to  tonyb
February 27, 2019 5:29 am

NASA blames global warming. 🙂

Bill Powers
February 27, 2019 6:15 am

Clearly evidence of wArming.

February 27, 2019 3:05 am

didn’t wuwt post something very similar 3 or 4 years ago?

Reply to  tonyb
February 27, 2019 5:42 am
John S
Reply to  Cynthia
February 27, 2019 9:47 am

william Johnston
Reply to  John S
February 27, 2019 8:49 pm

And the sound made by the crystals is almost surreal. Like 100’s on tiny wind chimes all at once.

Reply to  John S
February 28, 2019 5:35 am

I live south of Mille Lacs and have spent quite a bit of time on the lake. Depending on the wind direction and rate of melting, some form of this happens every spring. This happens on all of the larger lakes in MN. Sometimes it is large chunks of ice that get pushed up on lakeside yards. Later we will see the mounds of crystals like this video. It has been a part of being by the lake in the spring. Occasionally it makes the news on slow days.

February 27, 2019 3:13 am

Severe winter conditions on Lake Erie.
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mark from the midwest
February 27, 2019 3:32 am

This is US-2 on the North Shore of Lake Michigan after the same storm that’s been causing the problems on Lake Erie, OH! The Children won’t know what snow is!

Reply to  mark from the midwest
February 27, 2019 6:28 am

Around here we say the whole reason the Upper Peninsula is considered part of Michigan is that Wisconsin didn’t want to deal with that much snow.


February 27, 2019 3:47 am

Not infrequent for all parts of Lake Erie in past winters (and spring!) …

February 27, 2019 4:12 am

Did Gichi Gumie freeze over again this winter? Usually Superior freezes up and the Coasties go out with icebreakers so that shipping can go through.

Gee whiz, we had another normal winter. Who knew?

I will say that I am tired of shoveling snow. I want a new toy!

mark from the midwest
Reply to  Sara
February 27, 2019 4:22 am

Great Lakes Shipping Season is scheduled to resume on March 25, the Mackinaw will probably be working around the Soo to start and the Bay of Biscayne will work the Straits, supported by about 4 or 5 smaller cutters

And I recommend Toro 2 stage snow-throwers for a great value or if you want to “go big” ante up for a HONDA,

Reply to  Sara
February 27, 2019 6:28 am

Hopefully you’re not living in Kebekistan where the roof must also be shoveled if you don’t want to be crushed to death in your own house.

Reply to  Astrocyte
February 27, 2019 8:23 am

Nah, far to the South of that! Although, I will say I thought I heard some howling going on the other night. Probably a bunch of beagles, right?
No, my roof only had about six inches of snow on it, like my neighbors’ roofs, and it has since melted, been restored, and melted again, and now it’s trying to snow again. I am bored with winter. But the b birds come in flocks to my feeding station, and that makes up for a lot of wintry pffffttt! 🙂

February 27, 2019 5:00 am

I have to admit i love seeing the ice walk;-)
nothing like that happens in Aus

February 27, 2019 5:54 am

Stratospheric intrusion in the northeast of the US.
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February 27, 2019 7:00 am

There will be more snow in the northeast.
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February 27, 2019 7:05 am

Relax, be happy, because the Old Farmers Almanac said it would be a mild winter.

Reply to  ResourceGuy
February 27, 2019 7:16 am

The wave of cold air from the central states will shift to the east the US.
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Reply to  ResourceGuy
February 27, 2019 8:06 pm

Winter temperatures will be colder than normal, with above-normal precipitation and snowfall. The coldest periods will occur in mid- to late December, early January, and mid- to late January, with the snowiest periods in early to mid-December, mid- and late January,with the snowiest periods in early to mid-December, mid … Aug. 20, 2018

Kevin McNeill
February 27, 2019 9:24 am

When I was a kid 12-foot ice cliffs would develop along the shore of Lake Ontario every winter from the wave action this nothing new.

February 27, 2019 9:45 am

The Lake Erie Glacier. And it’s moving. Impressive. Cheers –

Bryan A
February 27, 2019 12:07 pm

I ce that’s really cool

February 27, 2019 3:01 pm

Here’s a video of a 2018 ‘ice shove’ on the Ohio shore;
And from March 2014. Not quite so impressive.

February 27, 2019 11:24 pm

The ice cover on the Great Lakes is growing.
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Johann Wundersamer
February 28, 2019 7:43 am

Those who have never seen such things believe in unimaginable foreign powers.

But who lives next to it does not see this for the first time and has witnessed the development “from small beginnings”.


February 28, 2019 9:47 am

The arctic air wave has reached Texas and will shift to the southeast of the US.
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