Monday, February 16, 2015


Well, on the bright side, after crawling under the house yesterday and getting the electric space heater plugged in, the water thawed out in short order. It helped that the temps were in the mid 30's. As the day went along though, the sky clouded up and the temp started to drop. Sometime during the night it started sleeting, I could hear it hitting the metal porch roof. The sleet mixed with then changed to rain early this morning, and it's been coming down steady all day. The satellite internet dish is icing, so the service has been on-again, off-again all day. During one of the lighter rain periods I took the camera outside to get a few shots of the ice starting to build up on the trees. Even the bluebird house on the front of the porch has icicles hanging off its roof. I hope the trees don't get heavy enough to start snapping, and the power stays on. At least I have the camper here if the lights do go out, so I can still cook and stay warm.'s forcast for here:
  • Washington's Birthday Freezing rain and sleet, possibly mixed with rain before 4pm, then snow, freezing rain, and sleet. High near 33. East southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime ice accumulation of 0.3 to 0.5 of an inch possible. Total daytime snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Tonight Snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 1am, then a slight chance of snow between 1am and 4am. Low around 15. North wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New ice accumulation of 0.1 to 0.2 of an inch possible. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than one inch possible.
  • Tuesday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

1 comment:

  1. Oh ya those ice storms are hell on powerlines. We haven't had a good one up here in a few years but when we do I know the next Summer will be good firewood cutting from all the tree tops down.

    Stay warm and Dry!!!