|Icicles and icy woods|
When night lifted, I found more than .25 inch of ice covering everything. The evergreen trees are bent double, some touching the ground. Every twig is encased in ice. The crashing china cabinet sound was a constant this morning, though was mostly branches hitting the ground, not entire trees.
|Notice the icy wires|
|The drive to work--after the road conditions improved. I didn't dare stop to take photos during the drive down the mountain.|
This storm was very widespread in the eastern half of the U.S., and I imagine an entire legion of bloggers will be doing ice photos today. If you don’t want to see another ice photo, I will understand if you beg off today’s post.
|Encased in ice|
The storm is past my area now, though the danger may not yet be over. The forecast this afternoon is for strong wind, and if the ice doesn’t melt by the time that starts, the result can only be more power outages and downed trees.
As ice storms go, this one is certainly the worst I’ve seen in several years and is right up there with the worst ever. After going a few years without one, the current day’s storm always seems as though it is the worst ever. The actual level of prior terribleness fades with the passing of years. Whatever is in my face at the moment is always the worst one ever.