AUSSKY  - 'Going to Extremes' 2013 - Chasing the Weather USA

AUSSKY goes to Lake Superior

5th March 2013

Report: Clyve Herbert

Photography: Jane ONeill & Clyve Herbert 

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Albert Lea southern Minnesota...buried our weather chase vehicle after 8" of snow. Photo; Clyve Herbert

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Isolated farm southern Minnesota. Photo: Clyve Herbert

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Mountains of snow being cleared Albert Lea, MN Photo: Jane ONeill

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Photo: Jane ONeill

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A snow blower explodes with ice after hitting a deep drift I 35 Rochester turn off MN.Photo: Jane ONeill

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Photo: Jane ONeill

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This is what they do with retired jets in Minnesota...

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Dealing with trucks can be difficult especially when they spray sticky ice all over your vehicle...Photo: Jane ONeill

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Public transport south of Duluth. Photo: Jane ONeill

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Photo: Jane ONeill

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We couldnt understand why they would be making snow on a freeway...till we saw the ski slope!! Photo: Jane ONeill

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Ski slope St Pauls Photo: Jane ONeill
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Photo: Jane ONeill
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A pair of Loco's laid up at Duluth.Photo: Jane ONeill


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Frozen Lake Superior north of Duluth....Photo: Clyve Herbert


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The ice pack reflected bright light onto the underside of stratocumulus setting up brilliant lighting affects.Photo: Clyve Herbert

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On the lake ice near Duluth...Photo: Jane ONeill

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The lake ice was as hard as rocks...Photo: Jane ONeill

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Shore lake upwelling near Duluth..Photo: Jane ONeill

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Jane staggers through near 1 foot snow north of Duluth.Photo: Clyve Herbert
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The ice pack is not safe to walk on, with crevasses and holes, the water temp was 30F...air temp 22F. Photo: Clyve Herbert


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Wave hole on the edge of the ice pack inshore, waves propagate under the ice to emerge on the shore line where they break up coastal ice.Photo: Clyve Herbert

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Photo: Jane ONeill

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Stunning lake ice near Two Harbors...Photo: Clyve Herbert

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Lake ice and jetty at Two Harbors, the walkway is coated in ice as hard as concrete.Photo: Clyve Herbert


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Pancake ice Two Harbors MN.Photo: Clyve Herbert

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Surfs up....! if you can deal with ice waves and a water temp of 30F and an air temp of 22F...Two Harbors MN Photo: Clyve Herbert

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We were amazed how the waves propagated through the thick surface mushy ice...Photo: Clyve Herbert


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Ice waves Two Two Harbors MN.Photo: Clyve Herbert


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Unbelievable ! An ice wave on Lake Superior...near Two Harbors MN.....the wave is composed of slush ice ....Photo: Clyve Herbert

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Lake shore near Two Harbors.Photo: Jane ONeill

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Weird frozen patterns lake shore Two Harbors.Photo: Jane ONeill

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