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Video: When ice floes attack … in May

posted at 5:27 pm on May 12, 2013 by

Just how long and cold of a winter have we had in Minnesota? While the temperatures have finally risen to early-spring levels in the Twin Cities, it’s still cold in Mille Lacs even two weeks into May.  In fact, what little warming they’ve had may have contributed to a bizarre ice attack on lakefront resort homes this weekend. One visitor took video of the stunning glacial flow from a video phone, and the language gets NSFW when the ice hits the houses:

The Star Tribune has dramatic photos as well. WCCO offered this report on the “ice tsunami”:

Around 9:30 a.m., people watched in disbelief as ice crawled into doors and windows at Izatys Resort. Winds as strong as 40 miles per hour pushed the wall of ice onto the southeastern shorelines. …

The Department of Natural Resources says about ten miles of shoreline are covered in ice, with some mountains of ice as tall as 30 feet.

They’re using heavy equipment to move the ice, which has caused damage to several doors and windows.

Ice was still pushed up against homes Saturday night, and in some cases giant rocks and dirt from the lake were also pushed onto shore. Neighbors told WCCO that it was frightening to watch the ice advance.

Just to remind everyone … this took place on May 11th, not March 11th or February 11th.

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Total fiction, but better special effects than “Monolith Monsters”.

Does regular homeowners insurance cover ice flooding?

cozmo on May 12, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Here is a worse one.

BL@KBIRD on May 12, 2013 at 6:45 PM

This is just weather.
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If it were one day of 85º temperatures, then it would be climate.

ExpressoBold on May 12, 2013 at 6:49 PM

This is just weather.

If it were one day of 85º temperatures, then it would be climate.

[ExpressoBold on May 12, 2013 at 6:49 PM]

Not so fast. If it had been colder, then this probably would not have happened. The fact is that warmer temperatures caused this.

Ergo, Climate Change!!!

Dusty on May 12, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Just what I was afraid of. Those Global cooling fans were right back in 1970.

Herb on May 12, 2013 at 8:11 PM

The fact is that warmer temperatures caused this.

Ergo, Climate Change!!!

Dusty on May 12, 2013 at 7:08 PM

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That’s messed up, Man!

ExpressoBold on May 12, 2013 at 8:41 PM

Just what I was afraid of. Those Global cooling fans were right back in 1970.

Herb on May 12, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Ah. Ice Station Siegfried. Never trust a Mountie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86AnAEwdEp0

unclesmrgol on May 12, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Wow, that’s not weird.

Midas on May 12, 2013 at 9:18 PM

So I take it by the evidence in this video Al Gore spent the weekend at Izatys Resort?

jon1979 on May 12, 2013 at 9:44 PM

This is how the next current ice-age gets started…

RalphyBoy on May 12, 2013 at 9:57 PM

whoa!

let me guess…..global warming caused this right????/

ted c on May 12, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Don’t panic. Just wait for Spring

2014.

JohnFLob on May 12, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Wow…that’s just beyond freaky.

flipflop on May 13, 2013 at 12:07 AM

Dye it pink / red and get Steve McQueen to deal with it.

Twana on May 13, 2013 at 2:13 AM

Just because you become Christians…

Just because you’re great-grandparents immigrated from Scandinavia…

Just because you’ve had it good for decades…

None of that means that Ice Giants who beat a rhythmic drum and advance with the sound of broken glass aren’t REAL.

ajacksonian on May 13, 2013 at 6:10 AM

Dye it pink / red and get Steve McQueen to deal with it.

Twana on May 13, 2013 at 2:13 AM

Where’s my chicken dinner coupon to give you? :-)

Steve Eggleston on May 13, 2013 at 10:33 AM

But, but, but…Obama said he would stop the seas from rising!

He didn’t say anything about lakes…

Al Gore-zeera: Global warming will destroy us! Don’t believe those deniers, and don’t believe your lyin’ eyes, and that ice that busted down the f’in door.

Steve Z on May 13, 2013 at 10:34 AM

This is just weather.
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If it were one day of 85º temperatures, then it would be climate.

ExpressoBold on May 12, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Tomorrow in the Twin Cities they are predicting 90 degrees.

fast richard on May 13, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Although this video is good for a chuckle or two, let’s not forget one cold spring does not make a trend, any more than one hot summer makes a trend.

JoseQuinones on May 13, 2013 at 11:17 AM