Yeah I dislike ice much more than snow. These southern trees don't do to well when they get about 1/4" inch of ice on them, start falling over and breaking off, then the power goes out for a week. Looks like I'm somewhere in the 1/4 - 1/2" range. Guess we'll see in the AM.
I’m in St. Louis. We got 10 inches of snow last night and we’ll get 3 more tonight.
Had an ice storm here 9 years ago that dropped 12 tons of oak tree on our house. Fortunately our house was 50 years old and built to last . We were out five months rebuilding. Inspectors said that if it had been one of the McMansions on the street it would have been splinters.
I spent 5 minutes writing a nice scenario that was Hollywood worthy but its Saturday and the government is partially shut down, I figured Id be nice and leave out the volcanoes erupting from the Ice pressure on the earths mantle and doing a Pompeii on everyone between the ice sheet and the mantle. I'll be nice
We used to live across the street from a single mom whose daughter was on a life support machine in the house and she was on a list of similar families down at the power company, during the big ice storm of 2008 we got power back before the police station did.
Yeah we've had some good ice storms here haven't we?
We've been really lucky this winter. Normally I put on winter tires on my car around mid December. This winter I've been driving on my summer tires (I HATE all season tires, they do nothing well) up until yesterday morning.
Winter tires transform a car. The people who tell me their all season work just as well simply don't know what they don't know.
We have had an odd winter here in Puget sound. So far, only 2-3 nights where temperatures even got close to freezing...barely even any frost on the grass. No snow at all, and little rain. I'm still not totally convinced about global warming because my feet are cold, even though I am wearing really heavy hand knit wool socks.
I hope you guys weather the storm safely. I spent 35 years working storms like that. Now days I sit in the loading room and look out the window at the bad weather. I often say a prayer for those still working out in it.