This Lake Gets So Cold, This Crazy Thing Happens In The Winter

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I’m not into cold weather, but I would make an exception to see this phenomenon at Lake Baikal in Russia.

Lake Baikal is the largest freshwater lake in the world, and it’s also one of the coldest. Located in Siberia, the lake typically freezes to a depth of three to six feet. Combine that with some harsh winds, and you get jaw-dropping “ice waves” that are nothing short of incredible.

As the temperature fluctuates throughout the day and freezing winds sweep across the lake, ice waves, also known as ice hummocks, are pushed ashore. It’s a sight (and sound) unlike any I’ve ever witnessed.

But Lake Baikal isn’t always cold! During the summer, it’s a premiere tourist destination for swimmers, boaters, and fishermen.

Then come the chillier months, when the lake freezes over.

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