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Extreme wind gusts in Alberta shove mountains of ice onto shore (PHOTOS)

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DH Calgary Staff May 08, 2017 11:18 am 1,851

Mother Nature produced some impressive ‘ice shoves’ forming mountains of ice along Alberta shores.

An ice shove or shoreline ice pileup are caused by ocean currents, strong winds, or temperature differences pushing ice onto the shore and sometimes creating piles up to 12 metres (40 feet) high.

Appearing on the shores of Lac Ste. Anne and Ma-Me-O Beach which are both west of Edmonton, the ice shoves created quite the spectacle wowing many home owners in the area.

On Sunday, @pipefitter34 commented on Twitter saying, “Here comes the ice…dammit. See how my house does.”

Here are some pictures of the unusual weather phenomenon.

Image: Kelly‏ @pipefitter34 / Twitter

Image: Kelly‏ @pipefitter34 / Twitter

Image: Kelly‏ @pipefitter34 / Twitter

 


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