As we are in the throws of a bombogenesis aka a winter hurricane, we tend to worry about power outages, digging out our cars, and if any liquor stores are open. Well, there’s something else lurking on the horizon that make be cause for concern – ice shoves.
If you’re like us, you’ve never heard of an ice shove. Well, an ice shove is a surge of ice from an ocean caused by ocean currents, strong winds, or temperature differences pushing ice onto the shore. Ice shoves can create piles up to forty feet high. We’ve been told that ice shoves sound like a loud train or thunder. So be listening.
High tide is at 12:37pm on Thursday so be on the lookout and head for the hills! We’re talking to you Morrissey Boulevard!
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Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
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