Ice Volcanoes Have Already Formed on Lake Superior in December 2022
Ice Volcanoes are a special feature on the Great Lakes that generally form later in the winter when the ice levels have had a chance to grow over the lakes. However early in the winter of 2022-2023, in the first week of December, the first ice volcanoes on Lake Superior have been photographed.
The images were captured on December 5 and shared with the Superior Pics of the Lake Superior Region. (Note: Due to Facebook's photo sharing policies regarding groups, we are unable to embed the images.) The photographer lives near Lake Superior in Ontario, Canada. The images were captured near Mackenzie Point north of Thunder Bay.
Several commented on Facebook about the early appearance.
This is awesome, early this year it seems
Wow already. Yes took quite a few pics last year on our might lake. So cool.
Some explained the science behind them
Pressure builds while ice is forming these relief pressure points
While others shared reminders about the danger of them
We used to climb all over them when I was younger. Not smart.
They form every year on Lake Superior. But remember, they is no such thing as safe ice.
Here's another look at ice volcanoes on the big lake - this video from January of 2022.