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Cold Weather Causes Ice Pillars

Story By: Rob Meisse

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 1/22/2014

Did you see the Ice Pillars appear in North Central Ohio last night? The cold temperatures were the cause of this rare optical phenomena called ice pillars or light pillars. Ice pillars occur when winds are calm and very small hexagonal ice crystals are suspended, floating, within the top few meters of air next to the ground. Any light within these areas of crystals, street lights, etc, will reflect off of these horizontally oriented crystals creating a "beam" of reflected light that seems to shoot up in the sky. Ice pillars are viewed most often at night, in very cold arctic air. We could see more of these in the coming weeks! If you see any more, send us a pic at [email protected]

Thanks to Donn Klepinger for send us these great pictures!

   
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