Much like a storm surge or a tsunami, sometimes a phenomenon called an ice surge happens. In my more than 50 years on this planet, I’ve never heard of it. Until now. And wouldn’t it just ruin a yard? And house. And anything else in its way.
Powerful gusts of wind drove giant sheets of ice toward townhouses hugging the southern lip of Lake Mille Lacs at the northwest end of the state.
Amateur video footage captured at the scene shows 2-foot blocks of wind-whipped ice jams stubbornly inching across residential patios at a speed of 2-feet-per-minute, according to NBC meteorologist Dylan Dreyer.
You can see the video by click through here to NBC News. It’s incredible!