Polar temperatures in the United States caused part of Niagara Falls to freeze on Sunday February 21
The cold snap that has hit the United States for more than a week is not all bad news. It also allows locals and some tourists to admire rare landscapes. Thus, as reported by the American media ABC, Niagara Falls was partly frozen on Sunday February 21.
Despite an average flow of 2800 tonnes of water per second, the waterfalls did not withstand the negative temperatures coupled with the icy wind from the Arctic. A show captured by the cameras of ABC and some curious.
As impressive as it is, the phenomenon is not as rare as it seems. Niagara Falls was already partially frozen during the cold snap of January 2019, as well as in 2011. ABC reports that the falls only completely froze once, in 1848. An ice jam then prevented the good circulation of water. waters.
Several American states were still this weekend paralyzed by polar cold. 100 million people in the Midwest were affected by winter storm warnings of varying severity. More than thirty deaths linked to bad winter weather have been recorded across the country according to local media.
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