The ‘I’ce Have It

Looks like Raleigh has taken another perfectly good snow opportunity and thrown it down the tubes for an ice storm.  I feel like Lucy has just ripped the football out from us again.lucy2

Oh well, it is what it is. At least the ground is white and pretty.  We have missed the window for real snow and are now into the sleet freezing rain window.  Expect more of the same…sleet showers, mixed sleet and  freezing rain. Then later in the afternoon we’re likely to have mostly freezing rain predominate.  It will be showery…off and on, and some could be of moderate intensity.  Surface temps are running in the upper 20s, which should make for efficient ice accrual.  Still expect temps in Raleigh to edge up right to the freezing point at which time ice accrual becomes less efficient.  Still, watch out this afternoon as things begin to glisten and ultimately topple over.  1/3″ of ice looks pretty easy to achieve, maybe 1/2″.  More later on…

Comments (3)

  1. 12:11 PM, January 22, 2016Larry Hines  / Reply

    ugh…This is terrible….just hoping that we don’t lose our electricity to downed power lines…..

    • 12:15 PM, January 22, 2016Chris Harrell  / Reply

      I agree! Was praying we wouldn’t get this ice, but it’s here and we’ll just have to be hopeful of no outages…
      Stay safe y’all!

  2. 1:30 PM, January 22, 2016Shelly Greer  / Reply

    I have made chili and banana bread and am ready to ride out potential power outages! Why does weather like this make us want to consume mass quantities of food??!! Thank you for your wonderful updates Mike!!

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