Icicle Stalagmite 12-23-17

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Bill Anderson

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I found this weird icicle stalagmite on my back deck Saturday morning. I have no idea how it was formed.






Details: We keep the plastic pan filled with water for birds and it sits on our second story back deck off the dining room. The water had frozen on the pan for several nights, but I did not notice the stalagmite icicle until Saturday morning. I am 99.99% certain it was not there Friday night when I went to bed. According to the thermometer on my back deck, the temperature dipped into the low 20's F overnight. Although it was sunny all day Saturday, the stalagmite did not melt and it is still there today as I am typing.

If anyone has any theories as to how this was formed, please speak up.
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