Now that winter is upon us, you can expect to see lots of news stories about cars driving through intense blizzard conditions. This, though it certainly looks the part, isn't one of those times. Although it appears that the white stuff falling from the sky in the videos after the jump is heavy snow, it's actually a product called 'spume' – salt-water sea foam.

Britain's Fylde Coast was struck by a massive windstorm last week, with wind gusts as high as 130 miles per hour. Spume is the product of decaying algae and other organic materials in the salt water, and the heavy winds whipped it all up onto shore, causing havoc for residents of the costal town Cleveleys.

Hit the jump to see a trio of videos of the falling foam for yourself.







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      BOB
      • 3 Years Ago
      They don't know what that salt will do to there cars in 6 mo.
      Steve
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hey! Who put bubble bath into the pond?!
      thePeterN
      • 3 Years Ago
      That stuff can't be good to drive through. Think winter road salt is bad for your undercarraige? Imagine it in foam form squishing all over your paint job and through your engine bay. Not to mention that ocean water could lie under all that foam as winds can cause flooding too.
      Tim
      • 3 Years Ago
      EwWwWwWwW ( like how Ernest says it)
      belldn3
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like snot. The ocean sneezed.
      justgigging
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ocean Seamen
      AP1_S2K
      • 3 Years Ago
      that sucks to get spumed on
      csmjwoody
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's Nasty looking stuff and after the storm it begins to smell causing an awful stink. Takes time for it to decay and finally get absorbed into the ground. Best they can hope for is rain. As for the driving in it? It is only a hazard in that when it is thick it makes it hard to tell where the pavement is. It's a foam like when you use too much soap in your washing machine.
      JAD
      • 3 Years Ago
      bloody hell!
      Randy
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like the same stuff my protein skimmer produces out of my saltwater aquarium.
      miketim1
      • 3 Years Ago
      Where is Toyota Sequoia with a lift kit when you need one . . .
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @miketim1
        Why does it have to be a Toyota? OH! Right...
        mchlrus1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @miketim1
        I have an 01 Sequoia, although it's capable, I wouldn't think of it as being my first choice as an off road, or slippery conditions car. I chose it because it has 3 rows, 4x4, and is comfortable. It's not a fun car by any means. When you hit a slippery patch, the anti slip mechanism come on and makes a loud noise that gets very annoying. I've never heard of a lifted Sequoia, and it would probably look ridiculous, because it's a family car. 155,570 miles on it. Bulletproof.
      Krishan Mistry
      • 3 Years Ago
      *******
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