Thursday, November 29, 2012

Pancake Ice

Pancake ice along the leeward side of a lake.
I think it formed in the following way.  Last week we had a cold front blow in along with some snow.  The lake water cooled down to freezing, but didn't form ice at first because of the windy conditions.  The snow creates slush in the water which floats on the surface, and eventually congeals into these plates or pancakes.
Like I said, I think this is how it formed.  I used information presented on the Lake Ice website.