PICTURES: Amazing ‘Ice Donuts’ on Lake Erie

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(Photo Credit: Chet Roberts)

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(Photo Credit: Chet Roberts)
(Photo Credit: Chet Roberts)

AVON LAKE, Ohio — The lake looks a little different at Miller Road Park in Avon Lake.

That’s because dozens of “ice donuts” have formed across the semi-frozen surface.

It’s an incredible sight.

So, how did those intricate formations get there?

Fox 8 Meteorologist Angelica Campos says it happens only in the cold winter months, when slow-moving water rotates under the melting ice.

With light wind, the swirling water and ice combine to form the so-called ice donuts.

Take a look at the pictures from Chet Roberts, of Avon Lake.

(Photo Credit: Chet Roberts)
(Photo Credit: Chet Roberts)

 

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