A bizarre weather phenomenon coated the campus, city and bluffs.
Posted 11:29 a.m.Monday, Feb.1, 2021
Trees are coated with rime ice in Grandad Bluff Park.
In early January, many people woke up in the La Crosse area to a scene from Disney's Frozen. The bizarre weather phenomenon is called Rime Ice. It is created when fog, made up of tiny water droplets, and freezing temperatures, freeze the droplets to solid surfaces like trees, creating the spectacular needles of rime ice.
Top left, Hoeschler Tower in the morning light after a recent overnight frost. Top right, student athletes from the Cross Country team shovel a few track lanes after a recent snow. Bottom, the Eagle L is surrounded by frosty limbs near Roger Harring Stadium.
A frosty wonderland in the bluffs as construction continues on the field house.
A view looking west toward the shelter in Grandad Bluff Park.