Vol XVI – #286 – Meggen’s Monday

Report #5756 Photo: LR_1-9-17


6:00 am ~ 22° ~ Cloudy – Wind: S SW at 13 gusting to 22 mph ~ Humidity: 80%
Sunrise is at 8:20 am ~ Ave. Low is 16° ~ Record Low is  -8° (1994)

9:35 am – 27° ~ Cloudy ~ Wind: Southwest at 10 gusting to 24 mph ~ Humidity: 81% 

Sunset is at 5:20  pm ~ Ave. High is 28° ~ Record High is 51° (1939) 

Moonphase: Waxing Gibbous ~ Pressure: 30.24 in ~ Dew Point: 16° ~ Visibility: 10 Miles
Daylight: 9 Hrs 0 Mns
Forecast for 1/10/17 – Wet Snow – High: 36° – Low: 23°

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gTLR-20170109-iceballs17-7598What a difference a week can make! Northwest winds over the weekend blew the ice balls back to our shoreline, creating a gigantic Lake Michigan slushie.




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Jeff in Paw Paw
Jeff in Paw Paw
6 years ago

Ice balls! Who knew!

6 years ago

Unusual……what causes or why do the ice balls form??

Jim Burnham
6 years ago
Reply to  JohnD/Gr.Pte.

Pieces of ice broken off of floating ice sheets bob in the water and accumulate layers of ice. The water turned toward the air freezes and the waves cause the ice to bob and the cycle continues until you have a large sphere. A lot of large spheres. The same phenomenon occurs on Stroomi Beach in Finland. Here is a link (includes a Ken Scott photo) http://www.amusingplanet.com/2016/09/frozen-ice-balls-of-lake-michigan-and.html

Bill Hahn, down south near Chelsea

I agree with Judy up to the point where she expresses a desire to see them–eyeball to iceball. I’ll take a pass on that. As to the beauty of the scenes, they’re spectacular. Your early post might prove that it’s the early bird which catches the worm but I wonder where the worms are among the ice balls. Thanks Meggen! All blessings.

Judy in Grand Blanc
Judy in Grand Blanc
6 years ago

Always love to see the ice balls, some day I will get up there to see them, maybe this year!