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    Posted January 25, 2014 by
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    Amazing Ice Discs in WI

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     cinders23 photographed ice discs in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on January 19. 'My first thought was that they looked like cracked open geodes with beautiful crystal interiors,' she said. She had no idea what they were and sent some photos to the local weatherman to find out. 'They form when very cold water is caught in a swirling motion, the water freezes into ice but, due to the circular motion and bumping into each other, they become rounded as they spin around,' she explained.
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    I went to the lagoon at Grant Park in So. Milwaukee, WI, to take photos of the frozen waterfall. It was so pretty. As I was getting ready to leave I looked straight down and saw these round discs of snow spinning in the water. I had never seen such a thing before! Each one was going round and round as they kind of jockeyed for position in the water. They were stuck in the little alcove in the river. I sent a photo to our local weatherman (thanks Vince Condella!) and he told me they were 'ice discs', actual layers of ice that spin and form into balls. They were so cool! To me they looked like cracked open geodes that were filled with crystals. The largest one was about a foot across.
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