Cool: Ice needles on a beach in Minnesota

Claudine Zap
The Sideshow
Cool: Ice needles on a beach in Minnesota

Springtime in Minnesota: the sun, the beach, the ice.

Wait, what?

Despite temperatures climbing to almost 80 degrees on Sunday, beachgoers to a lake in eastern Minnesota saw spiky mounds of ice in almost volcanic-looking formations along the edge of the beach.

According to a local weather reporter on KARE, the ice needles formed when ice out on the lake was pushed by a strong wind to shore, where warm weather then weakened the ice so that it splintered.

The hearty locals don’t seem to mind the last gasp of winter. One girl is heard exclaiming on the video, “That is so cool.” Literally.