'Ice Balls' Form on Lake Michigan Shore

StoryfulPublished: May 29, 2017117 views
Published: May 29, 2017

“Ice balls” formed along the Lake Michigan shoreline at Port Sheldon Beach in Michigan, on January 14.

The ice balls or boulders form when chunks of ice break off into the water and waves round them into spherical structures, according to <a href="https://weather.com/storms/winter/video/lake-michigan-ice-balls" target="_blank">The Weather Channel</a>.

The rare phenomenon was last spotted in <a href="https://newswire.storyful.com/storylines/*/stories/147771" target="_blank">Russia</a> and sightings have been reported along the Lake Michigan shoreline in <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2016/12/hundreds_of_ice_balls_form_on.html" target="_blank">late 2016</a>, <a href="http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/blogs/whats-the-deal-with-those-giant-ice-balls-washing-ashore-on-lake" target="_blank">2015</a>, and 2014 in memorable footage from <a href="https://newswire.storyful.com/storylines/*/stories/70186" target="_blank">Paul May</a>.

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