Creepy mist rises from Niagara Falls as freezing temperatures hit

Footage of an eerie mist rising from Niagara Falls was sent to Newsflare on Nov. 13 with the caption: "Look who I found this morning!! Old man winter and he's beautiful! Record-setting cold temperatures started early this November morning and cast ice and steam around the falls!"

The clip shows an ominous cloud coming from the base of the Falls, as freezing temperatures hit Canada this week.

According to The Buffalo News, it's a common misconception that Niagara Falls can freeze during the colder months. With a 176-foot drop and a little less than 700,000 gallons of water flowing quickly over the edge, it's extremely difficult for the water to freeze. 

Instead, this mist comes off the falls and is essentially made up of freezing rain. The frozen mist will glaze nearby trees and surroundings, making it look like the area is frozen solid. 

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Parts of Niagara Falls freeze over in stunning spectacle
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Parts of Niagara Falls freeze over in stunning spectacle
And her frigid heart Unleashes furry in flurries All the while Playing the victim Like she never hurt a thing But at her command Cities are buried In layers of cold And everyone is trapped With no way to go Anywhere
The sun came out for only 15 minutes. Just to make this experience even more memorable I guess. I froze my butt off with -25 Celcius 🥶 #winter #waterfalls #cold #unforgettable #canada🍁 #businesstrip #bookingcom
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I personally believe that Niagara Falls is the most beautiful during the winter time. Everything is completely frozen. Oh and I’m heading back to Iceland to chase the northern lights in less than 2 weeks with @bretblakelyphotography and @djanker!! . . . . . . . . #modernoutdoors #eclectic_shotz #adventurethatislife #niagarafalls #hashtagstepoutbuffalo #travelbuf #onebuffalo #buffalo #buffalony #earth_shotz #eclectic_shotz #wayfarecollective #modernoutdoors #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #iloveny #nystateparks #canada #tourcanada #parkscanada #folkgreen #folkscenery #wildernesstones #goneoutdoors #thevisualcollective #scenicny
A slice of heaven on earth. 👌 Niagara Falls #Ontario 💙 ⬇ PHOTO OF THE DAY🌟Jan🌟17🌟2019📷 _____________________________________________ 🔘 Location: #niagarafalls #niagaraparks ⭐ Photos credit by🏆@rcavalleri🏆 ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ⓒ ⓞ ⓝ ⓖ ⓡ ⓐ ⓣ ⓤ ⓛ ⓐ ⓣ ⓘ ⓞ ⓝ ⓢ follow @livelovecanada Tag #livelovecanada . 🔝 #breathtaking #falls #discoveron #banff #explorebc #explorecanada #canada #montreal #quebec #edmonton #ottawa #calgary #novascotia #6ix #mississauga #winnipeg #usa #saskatchewan #yukon #pei #yyc #beautifuldestinations #nyc #streetsoftoronto #britishcolumbia #alberta
Freezing temperatures over the weekend have coated the area surrounding the Horseshoe Falls in a thick layer of ice, once again transforming Queen Victoria Park into a spectacular winter wonderland! ❄️ #NiagaraParks
A beautiful but frozen #NiagaraFalls is still attracting visitors who want to marvel at the ice. #AlwaysBeautiful #FrozenFalls #StayWarm (📷 Mike Arena)
A brutal winter storm not only dumped snow in the Northeast and sent temperatures plunging, it froze one of North America's top tourist spots. . . . . . . . #paradisestay #niagrafalls #niagarafalls #waterfall #waterfalls #ontario #chasingessence #choosemountains #discoverglobe #exploreourearth #forgeyourownpath #beautifuldestinations #bucketlist #createexplore #earthfocus #exploreeverything #exploremore #exploretocreate #fiftyshades_of_nature #travellifestyle #travelingram #travellingram #travelingpost #travellerslife #globetrotter #wanderers #regrann
WOW - Stunning pictures capture a partially frozen Niagara Falls in Ontario. See NA-80MO https://t.co/Pf825NuWDi
Video: Part of Niagara Falls frozen after extremely colds temps hit Northeast https://t.co/tDujnqGI2A https://t.co/UXRCzKcIwR
Good morning from #NiagaraFalls stay warm today🥶🥶 https://t.co/RBJgaLGZJN
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The average daily temperatures from December through February around Niagara Falls are between 36 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit, while nightly temperatures can drop to 17 degrees Fahrenheit.

Watch the Newsflare clip above to see the creepy mist billowing up around the Falls. 

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1969: When Niagara Falls temporarily ran dry
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1969: When Niagara Falls temporarily ran dry
General view of the de-watered Niagara Falls in 1969 in New York. Niagara Falls is to be 'turned off' for the first time in over 45 years so that two new bridges can be built. These amazing pictures show the last time the colossal waterfall was switched off in 1969 for an erosion study. The new walkways will replace two 155-year-old pedestrian bridges. Niagara Falls straddles the border between New York, USA and Ontario, Canada however only the American side will be turned off as part of the proposed plan. (Photo credit Russ Glasson / Barcroft USA / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
General view of the de-watered Niagara Falls in 1969 in New York. Niagara Falls is to be 'turned off' for the first time in over 45 years so that two new bridges can be built. These amazing pictures show the last time the colossal waterfall was switched off in 1969 for an erosion study. The new walkways will replace two 155-year-old pedestrian bridges. Niagara Falls straddles the border between New York, USA and Ontario, Canada however only the American side will be turned off as part of the proposed plan. (Photo credit Russ Glasson / Barcroft USA / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
General view of the de-watered Niagara Falls in 1969 in New York. Niagara Falls is to be 'turned off' for the first time in over 45 years so that two new bridges can be built. These amazing pictures show the last time the colossal waterfall was switched off in 1969 for an erosion study. The new walkways will replace two 155-year-old pedestrian bridges. Niagara Falls straddles the border between New York, USA and Ontario, Canada however only the American side will be turned off as part of the proposed plan. (Photo credit Russ Glasson / Barcroft USA / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
General view of the de-watered Niagara Falls in 1969 in New York. Niagara Falls is to be 'turned off' for the first time in over 45 years so that two new bridges can be built. These amazing pictures show the last time the colossal waterfall was switched off in 1969 for an erosion study. The new walkways will replace two 155-year-old pedestrian bridges. Niagara Falls straddles the border between New York, USA and Ontario, Canada however only the American side will be turned off as part of the proposed plan. (Photo credit Russ Glasson / Barcroft USA / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
General view of the de-watered Niagara Falls in 1969 in New York. Niagara Falls is to be 'turned off' for the first time in over 45 years so that two new bridges can be built. These amazing pictures show the last time the colossal waterfall was switched off in 1969 for an erosion study. The new walkways will replace two 155-year-old pedestrian bridges. Niagara Falls straddles the border between New York, USA and Ontario, Canada however only the American side will be turned off as part of the proposed plan. (Photo credit Russ Glasson / Barcroft USA / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
General view of the de-watered Niagara Falls in 1969 in New York. Niagara Falls is to be 'turned off' for the first time in over 45 years so that two new bridges can be built. These amazing pictures show the last time the colossal waterfall was switched off in 1969 for an erosion study. The new walkways will replace two 155-year-old pedestrian bridges. Niagara Falls straddles the border between New York, USA and Ontario, Canada however only the American side will be turned off as part of the proposed plan. (Photo credit Russ Glasson / Barcroft USA / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
General view of the de-watered Niagara Falls in 1969 in New York. Niagara Falls is to be 'turned off' for the first time in over 45 years so that two new bridges can be built. These amazing pictures show the last time the colossal waterfall was switched off in 1969 for an erosion study. The new walkways will replace two 155-year-old pedestrian bridges. Niagara Falls straddles the border between New York, USA and Ontario, Canada however only the American side will be turned off as part of the proposed plan. (Photo credit Russ Glasson / Barcroft USA / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
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