Sudden Arctic temperature drop summons devils from Lake Michigan

Extremely cold weather phenomenon can be quite creepy, and here’s some proof. In a post on Google+, KC Wildmoon explains: “When the dry Arctic air moves over the warmer water, the air humidifies, causing the visible steam. The warmer air rises, drawing the steam, and because a vortex is involved, it can swirl, although quite slowly and often barely visibly. They are not related to waterspouts or tornadoes. The phenomena were first studied on Lake Michigan in the 1970s, when researchers dubbed them ‘steam devils’.” There may be wrath in the wind, chaos and destruction, but there are cold ghosts and turning devils in the ice and snow.

[kc wildmoon]

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