Bizarre Frozen Lake Michigan Transforms Into A Wonderland Full Of Magic

The stunning Lake Michigan soon after the long winter season seems to be the most photogenic place when springtime arrives. Winter there, is influenced by the polar vortex which is a band of strong winds that keep the Arctic region quite cold. The Polar Vortex sometimes reaches North America too. As a result, the temperature goes down to extremes such as -30 ° C (-23 ° F). Waves turn into ice shelves at the peak. But, with the arrival of Spring, the lake transforms into a heaven of melting ice. Melting ice together with water underneath creates a fascinating scene.

Photographers have been taking amazing pictures of this phenomenon for years. Since melting ice is dangerous, the American coast guards have warned the people to only admire the magical ice from afar. “No ice is safe ice, especially this time of year,” stated Grant Heffner of the US Coast Guard BMC. “The ice is certainly deteriorating and breaking up.”

At present almost 12 million people live around the shores of Lake Michigan; in the cities such as Milwaukee and Chicago. The first group of people who become the residents of this area is Hopewell-Indians. Unfortunately, their culture diminished around 800 AD when the area mingled with the Late Woodland Indians for the next few hundred years.

Lake Michigan is considered the largest lake in North-America. It lies entirely within the United States. Lake Michigan is one of the main five great lakes in North America. It stands as the second biggest by volume (4,900 km3 or 1,180 cu mi). And also it is the largest lake by surface after Superior and Huron (58,030 km2 or 22,404 sq mi).

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