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4 Mar 14 – For the second time this winter, Niagara falls has come to an icy halt as the six million cubic feet of water that typically flow over the falls every minute has frozen over.

Niagara Falls can usually withstand icy temperatures, but Monday’s high of 9 degrees Fahrenheit (-12.8C) and low of -1ºF (-18.3C) brought the famous falls to a standstill.

In January, another record-breaking cold front managed to freeze the mighty falls, turning the cascading water to ice.

No thaw is expected anytime soon, as temperatures at the western New York tourist attraction were expected to dip below 0º Ft (-17.8C) on Monday night.

See stunning photos:

Thanks to Martin Hoer and Marc Morano for this link


12 Responses to Video – Niagara Falls freezes over AGAIN

  1. Steevo says:

    Yep, according to this article global warming, not core drilling into frozen ice formations releases previously unknown viruses upon humanity….


  2. Dmh says:

    Wow, again? Amazing!!! :-)
    The freezing of last January 08 seems less intense,

    The link has also some nice images from previous years when it froze over.
    The event seems quite rare.

  3. Terry says:

    “Cold weather stalls start of maple syrup season”

    “After a particularly bitter winter, spring is taking its sweet time in arriving this year, and that’s causing nothing but headaches for maple syrup makers.

    Across Canada, the usual mid-March maple syrup harvest appears to be on hold. That’s because the cold won’t let up and forecasters say they can’t see yet when it will.

    Canada produces about 85 per cent of the world’s maple syrup, with a harvesting season that lasts only about six to eight weeks. But in order to get the sap to flow, syrup makers need days that go above freezing along with below-freezing night. And this year, Mother Nature is not co-operating.”


  4. laurel says:

    big market for Rubber barrels about now:-)
    could be a whole new idiots PR stunt

  5. Steevo says:

    Here is the specific reference to global warming as the alleged cause for the rise in discovery of previously unknown mega viruses. It’s not as though core drilling into frozen ice formations has anything to do with it?

    “Even so, the new discovery raises the possibility that as the climate warms and exploration expands in long-untouched regions of Siberia, humans could release ancient or eradicated viruses. These could include Neanderthal viruses or even smallpox that have lain dormant in the ice for thousands of years.”
    “In the researchers’ hunt for more unknown pathogens, they took a second look at permafrost samples collected from Kolyma in the Russian Far East in 2000. Because the permafrost was layered along steep cliffs, drillers could extract samples from 30,000 years ago by drilling horizontally into the ice, thereby avoiding contamination from newer samples.”

    Let us hope that the references to Pandora are less than prescient.


  6. Kenneth Lund says:

    wow impressive! And this is the second time now, officially happening in meteorological spring.

  7. Kenneth Lund says:

    Video was ok but made no sense after about 45 seconds. I don’t see that “thaw” he was screaming about coming anytime soon for that location.
    He mentioned 12C – that’s not expected there anytime soon this week:

    This Afternoon Scattered flurries. Mostly sunny, with a high near 22. Northeast wind around 10 mph.
    Tonight A chance of snow showers before 8pm, then a chance for flurries before ending. Partly cloudy, with a low around 6. Northeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
    Thursday Sunny, with a high near 28. East wind 7 to 10 mph.
    Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 16. East wind 5 to 9 mph becoming south after midnight.
    Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 38. Southwest wind around 11 mph.
    Friday Night A slight chance of snow showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
    Saturday A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
    Saturday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.
    Sunday Partly sunny, with a high near 29.
    Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.
    Monday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35.
    Monday Night A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
    Tuesday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30.

  8. Charles Tossy says:

    I have been thinking about the mechanics of a permanent ice dam above the falls. Because the falls are frozen the water will back up behind the falls with the water becoming much deeper. Ice from the lakes flow into the channel. When the falls melt the water level will drop stranding the ice creating an ice dam. Then more ice backs up behind the dam making the dam wider.

  9. Bob Knows says:

    The ice climbing dare devils will want to climb it. However I see running water in all those photos. Are you sure it is actually frozen, or just some ice around the edges?

  10. Kenneth Lund says:

    In fact, looking at the long range forecast valid thru March 15th shows possible temps in the
    0 to -4F range again March 15th, at 12z(7AM).
    Don’t exactly see a thaw there anytime soon.
    Weather synopsis shows arctic high pressure moving into western NY from Ontario behind a departing storm system over eastern Canada.

    http://mag.ncep.noaa.gov/NCOMAGWEB/appcontroller/model-guidance-model-parameter.php?group=Model Guidance&model=gfs&area=namer&cycle=20140305%2012%20UTC&param=10m_wnd_precip&fourpan=no&imageSize=M&ps=area

  11. Jim says:

    The falls did not freeze over. There is too much water flow over the falls to freeze now. Back in the winter of 1911 reduced flow allowed the falls to freeze.

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