Saturday, March 30th 2019, 6:55 pm - Powerful winds helped the towering wall of ice form
A giant wall of ice that has formed near a small town along Newfoundland's northwest coast has people remarking at its similarity to the Wall featured in Game of Thrones.
The collection of large ice chunks formed over multiple days as strong winds consistently gusted in one direction and pushed them ashore.
On social media residents have reported that they have not seen anything like this before, and the build-up is unusually large.
This type of ice formation, commonly referred to as an ice shove, is typically created by a combination of ocean currents, winds, ice softening due to warmer temperatures. Their movements can make loud noises that have been described as sounding similar to thunder. They can be unstable if they are melting in warm temperatures, so it is recommended that people do not stand too close to the ice.
A substantial warm up is coming across Newfoundland on Sunday and much of this region will reach double digit temperatures, which will significantly contribute to ice melt in this wall.