Sunday, January 27, 2013

Ice Storm!

As you can see people don't heed the do not travel in these conditions.  At the bottom of the screen there is a vehicle turned sideways.  I checked on the camera 2 minutes later and the vehicle was gone.

There are very dangerous driving conditions that are rapidly getting much worse.  This was seen on the WI 511 road conditions website.

Around here it is coming down as rain/sleet/freezing rain.  From NOAA:
SIGNIFICANT ICING IS OCCURRING AND IF IT
CONTINUES TO ACCUMULATE...IT COULD BRING DOWN TREES AND POWER
LINES.
 
ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL RANGE FROM 2/10 TO 3/10 OF AN INCH. SNOW AND
SLEET ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE.

LOOK FOR AREAS OF FOG TONIGHT. THE FOG COULD BE DENSE WITH
VISIBILITIES LESS THAN 1/4 MILE. 

So you see this is not anything to really mess around with.  4 wheel drive doesn't help on ice.

Meanwhile the chores are done, water tanks filled and we leave the weather to Mother Nature now.
Here is the driveway  at 10am.  I'll take a photo of it later to compare.

Above is the sleet as it began to pile up on the ground.

Although Morris and Dixie were not bothered by the weather in the least when I took them for their morning exercise.

Stay safe!
 



1 comment:

Lori Skoog said...

I think it's coming this way. Ugh!