No, it’s not an ice sculpture — that’s an actual car covered in ice.
Thanks to 40 mph wind gusts in the Buffalo, N.Y., area, Lake Erie is producing some pretty massive waves. So massive, in fact, that water was spilling over and freezing cars parked nearby.
The Arctic blast triggered what’s called “lake-effect snow.” It’s where cold air masses move over warmer lake waters, creating a “wall of white” — a blizzard of heavy snowfall, with clear, sunny skies on the other side of the blizzard. The Lake Effect Snow Warning remains in effect in the area until 3 p.m. Eastern Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
The lake-effect is actually quite common in the Great Lakes region between November and February, but the “car ice sculpture” it produced this year is unique. Take a look:
And here are some other scenes from around the area over the past few days:
You’re going to need a pretty big ice scraper to get that car moving again.
View more information: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-car-is-frozen-solid-thanks-to-wild-weather-around-lake-erie-2016-01-12