Monday, February 14, 2011

Lake Michigan Ice Volcanoes

These were taken during late afternoon after the blizzard of February 2-3 passed over Milwaukee. The ENE winds were particularly strong during and after the storm. There were lake shore flood warnings posted, but I think the ice along the shoreline prevented that from happening. 

The result however, gave Milwaukee a an experience often seen along the Lake Superior shoreline, as explained in this link.
This series was taken from the McKinley beach lookout point. The ice balls are typically formed in the lake and are thrown onto the ice shelf during the storms.
While a peaceful moment, you can see two people silhouetted against the wave action. 
View from Klode Park in Whitefish Bay.
Winter sunset from Kletszch Park in Glendale.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The ART of Winter

The February 2nd blizzard in Milwaukee was heralded by lake effect snow preceding the the storm. Strong ENE winds drove the biting lake effect snow onshore.

The twelve to eighteen inch snowfall occurred during the night time hours. The opportunity to venture out was possible by the middle of the following afternoon. This a a view of the skies over Lake Michigan.
A view of Lake Michigan from atop the bluff at Atwater Beach in Shorewood Wisconsin.
The lone Alphabet Man, a tree and a bench to sit on for enjoying winters view. The groundhog did not see its shadow in the morning, but did if he came out in the afternoon. So Spring arrival is any ones guess.
A cold Winter sunset.