Iced in

>> Monday, December 10, 2007

Last night we were hit with another of Oklahoma's famous ice storms which sock you in worse than any snow storm I ever encountered while living in Montana. By comparison, it's not all that cold, but the temperatures are sub-freezing, so that combined with a southern plains winter thunderstorm is the recipe for a slick, slippery coating of ice, that leaves the outdoor world looking sugared and gorgeous, but is treacherous to get out into.

Guess I have to stay home from work today.

Well, damn!


Monte December 10, 2007 at 11:03 AM  

Yeah, and it's supposed to be a balmy 75-76 degrees here today. And 78 tomorrow! Love that kind of weather--but not at Christmas!

Lynette December 10, 2007 at 7:01 PM  

We didn't get hit nearly as badly as parts of OKC and Tulsa. There are 500,000 people across the state who are without power. In addition to that, the high school in Jones nearly all burned down when ice collapsed a power line and landed on the roof. Because the electricity was out, the sprinkler system didn't go off, and practically the whole school was engulfed in flames.

Kathy Handyside December 11, 2007 at 3:09 PM  

We just got the fringe of it here in Michigan but it is treacherous. I'd rather have snow than ice anyday. But you're right: ice turns the world into a sparkling fairyland, but a fairyland that can kill.


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