October 4, 2023

Snow sweeps across the Great Lakes and into the Northeast


Peculiar ‘ice pancakes’ line Lake Michigan shoreline

Chicagoans were treated to an unusual icy spectacle this month as frigid waves of cold air moved across the region. Sightings of ice pancakes could be seen covering much of the Chicago shoreline on Lake Michigan. This time of year, which is notoriously known for bitterly cold air across the northern United States, these ice pancakes, or other peculiarities like ice bites or ice balls, can appear on bodies of water such as rivers, lakes or oceans. As the UK Met Office explained, “they require spe

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