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Cold Wave: Niagara Falls Turn Into Icy, Winter Wonderland

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A section of the massive Niagara Falls is now deafeningly silent, with not a drop of water flowing through it. Over the Christmas weekend, western New York was paralyzed by a relentless storm dubbed the “blizzard of the century” by authorities. The severe weather that engulfed the United States for several days caused widespread power outages, travel delays, and the deaths of several people. Several images and videos on social media have surfaced describing ferocious conditions, particularly in Buffalo, where bodies were discovered in vehicles and under snow banks.

 

A video of Niagara Falls covered in ice has now gone viral on the internet. The falls have been transformed into a partially frozen winter wonderland as a result of the recent wave of sub-zero temperatures that has gripped the region. The sheer volume of water that gushes over, combined with the constant movement of the raging liquid, ensures that the falls almost never completely freeze, according to the New York Post.

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“During particularly cold temperatures, the mist and spray begin to form an ice crust on top of the rushing water, giving the impression that the Falls have stopped. However, water continues to flow beneath the ice sheets “According to the Niagara Parks website.

Every second, approximately 3,160 tonnes of water flow over Niagara Falls, according to the Niagara Falls New York State Park. It’s falling at a 32-foot-per-second rate.

Ice could obstruct the flow of water further upstream prior to 1964, causing the volume of water on the US side of the Falls to freeze. This occurred five times prior to the installation of steel ice-booms to prevent large ice accumulations.

 

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