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Swirls of ice like you've probably never seen

Swirls of ice like you've probably never seen
Photo: Scott Jerke

As temperatures plunged into the teens across the Puget Sound area this week, Mother Nature put on some dazzling shows with ice.

These first ones of the ice swirls were taken by Scott Jerke who says the water freezes like that out of his work's stairwell every time it gets this cold. Here is another photo:

These are likely elaborate ice spikes that instead twirled into the stunning curves. I'm not sure how -- wind might have been a factor.

Also interesting were these photos taken by Mark Quinn: "I awoke this morning to see these amazing icicles hanging off our deck roof. I’ve never seen anything like it and was wondering if you know what forces may have shaped these. They are about 8 – 10 inches long. Many of them are at odd angles but these were the most dramatic."

How about some neat snow pictures? Take a look at this time lapse video shot in Issaquah:

Washington Snow Storm from Brad Castaneda on Vimeo.

Amazing stuff, guys!