Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Mysterious Snowblobs in Brooklyn Heights

Walking around, you see a lot of things. Like these mysterious snowblobs on a walkway near Peas n' Pickles in Brooklyn Heights.

Why would the snow blob like this at the intersection of the walkway tiles? Why would the snow not blob anywhere else?

Photo by MK Metz

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Because the sidewalk is radiant heated to keep it clear of snow and ice?

mcbrooklyn said...

10:46 -- Probably not. It's just a little utility walkway running behind the Pineapple Walk stores. Hardly ever used.

bj said...

UFOs: Unidentified Falling Objects

Anonymous said...

BHA: Brooklyn Heights Association

Anonymous said...

the stone probably does something to make it easier for the snow to melt (like retain heat and is porous?), since there isn't as much stone at the intersections, the snow can build up and keep itself away from the stone more easily. Multiply this by millions of snowflakes and voila!

Anonymous said...

That's sounding right, 12:26