Strange ice phenomena unfolds at Minnesota lake

Strange ice phenomena unfolds at Minnesota lake

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PLYMOUTH, Minnesota (CNN) – It’s spring, but Old Man Winter is still full of surprises.

The weather is creating a spectacular show on Medicine Lake in Plymouth, Minnesota.

Large piles of ice are splintering into fine shards like glass. Some call it ice chandeliering.

That’s when ice, very brittle due to sun and warmer temperatures, reaches the state where ice first crystallizes. Then it splinters creating a shattering sound in the process.

Nadalie Thomas shot video of the chandeliering in Minnesota. Click the play icon to watch. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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