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iN VIDEO: Strange ice disks return to Okanagan Lake shoreline

Rare ice disks have formed in front of Penticton's Lakeside Resort for the second time in two years.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / Lakeside Resort Facebook page
January 15, 2020 - 1:11 PM

A winter phenomena has returned to the shoreline of Okanagan Lake in front of the Penticton Lakeside Resort for the second year in a row.

Penticton Lakeside Resort's Francis Dellosa says ice disks have formed this week in the water in front of the resort for the second time in two years.

The ice disks are considered unusual, forming on the surface of rotating currents of water in cold climate conditions.

“I just know they happen in cold temperatures. It’s interesting they are happening here. I understand they are quite rare,” Dellosa says.

When they formed last year the ice disks created somewhat of a tourist attraction.

“Quite a few people came to check it out, grabbing some hot chocolate at our restaurant. They are a pretty cool sight, that’s for sure,” he says.

Dellosa says a video posted last year garnered 160,000 views.

“We were acknowledged by the Weather Network,” he says.

Since posting this year Dellosa says people are dropping by, making a "bit of a day trip” out of it.

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