Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Frozen Niagara Falls: Mist and icicles add splash of amazement in falls

See also

Some frozen Niagara Falls images have emerged after one of the world's most impressive and awe-inspiring forces of nature was affected by the "polar vortex" that has swept throughout the east side of the nation. With the frigid cold and extreme below-zero temperatures, extra stunning scenery was added to the already gorgeous waterfalls.

In a report published by UPI on Jan. 9, some inaccurate perceptions have come about on the frozen Niagara Falls headline. The falls did not actually "freeze" completely. Mist in the air froze and produced beautifully sculpted cascading icicles.

According to the report, over six million cubic feet of water flows over Niagara Falls at three drops each minute. This powerful volume of water is practically impossible to be frozen still. The Niagara River and water at the bottom of the falls did freeze over, which at times formed a natural ice bridge, according to UPI's report.

Although temperatures dropping as low as -30 degrees is frigid, it is not enough to make Niagara Falls frozen solid. It would be quite a sight to see any part of this famous natural display be affected by climactic impact!



  • Baseball Hall of Fame
    The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown welcomes six new inductees
  • 2012 do-over
    If we were to re-do the 2012 election, a new poll suggests Romney would win
  • Boko Haram
    Boko Haram kidnaps the wife of the vice prime minister of Cameroon
    World News
  • Ceasefire breaks
    Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu claims Hamas broke another brief ceasefire
  • Close call with CME
    Scientists tell how Earth survived a giant solar flare back in 2012
  • Comic-Con
    What's going on at Comic-Con? Get all the latest updates here

Related Videos:

  • Abigail Hernandez: Arrest made in teen's 9-month abduction, but still no answers
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518345048" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • 'Woman in Black' is social media mystery: Is black-clad woman on religious trek?
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518338992" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • New York attorney fights for victims of medical malpractice
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517002803" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>