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freezing rain-sleet-freezing rain

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:31 pm

It has been a little nasty here, with a round of freezing rain, followed by sleet, followed by freezing rain till it was about an inch deep, and with the sun down and temperature at 29F it has really gotten slick. Our house is built on a raised area to prevent water coming down the hill from creating basement leaks. I went out to check how slick it was, and thank goodness I took my cane with me, which has been modified for use on ice so that all I had to do was pull the tip off and use it to get back to house.
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Re: freezing rain-sleet-freezing rain

Postby Eugene » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:23 pm

Misting and freezing to above ground objects by 7 AM this morning. Sidewalks and side streets had a slick thin sheet of ice by noon. Around 1/10" of ice accumulation so far.

Hoping the weather forecast is wrong. Another round of freezing rain tonight and a good portion of Saturday. 1/4 to 1/2 inch or more of ice forecast on top of existing ice. That much ice will probably take down power lines and tree limbs.
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Re: freezing rain-sleet-freezing rain

Postby Bill Hudson » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:23 pm

John, that is one serious traction device.

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Re: freezing rain-sleet-freezing rain

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:33 pm

Bill Hudson wrote:John, that is one serious traction device.

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Even though I do not get around very well, when I combine that with a set of ice cleats or chains on my boots I do pretty good.
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Re: freezing rain-sleet-freezing rain

Postby Mike H » Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:54 am

ya be care full on the ice, the last ''snow angle'' I did landed me in the hospital and C 3-4 fusion back in 2011

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Re: freezing rain-sleet-freezing rain

Postby Bezirk » Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:08 am

We were forecast to get ice last night, however it was a bit warm so we had a nice rain, is very overcast now . Chanc of rain this evening. We are forecast to have warm temps until the end of January .

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Re: freezing rain-sleet-freezing rain

Postby Don McCombs » Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:28 am

Freezing rain now in Mountain Maryland.
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Re: freezing rain-sleet-freezing rain

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:15 pm

The extension offices in Mo. have someone in each county that records rain and send it in weekly. In Washington county it is me. The liquid total (melted frozen rain, sleet, and a little snow) for Friday was .66 inches. That is a pretty good layer of ice. Thank goodness most of it was sleet rather than freezing rain.
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Re: freezing rain-sleet-freezing rain

Postby Scrivet » Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:57 pm

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:....... I went out to check how slick it was, ..........
I looked out the window. :D I don't feel the need to determine a level of slickness. To me it's like a light switch, it either is or it's not slick.

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Re: freezing rain-sleet-freezing rain

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:20 pm

A gloomy day
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My pine trees yesterday
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They are trimmed enough I can normally drive my ZTR or cub under them, would be a problem today though.
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Re: freezing rain-sleet-freezing rain

Postby Dennis » Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:51 pm

A little ice on the grass and trees, sidewalks and roads wet. Luckily, we missed the worst of this storm.
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Re: freezing rain-sleet-freezing rain

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:20 pm

The freezing rain changing to sleet was what saved us. Only got a little freezing rain, but nearly an inch of sleet. When I melted it to measure the moisture, I had .66 inch of water. Had that all been freezing rain there wouldn't be a power line standing in the whole area.
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Re: freezing rain-sleet-freezing rain

Postby Eugene » Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:37 pm

Only receive a total of about 2/10th inch of ice. Not any where near the 1/2 inch forecast. No complaint here.

Been on the water side of 32 degrees most of the day with drizzle. Ice is melted off of the power lines and most other things. Went out around 9 AM to scrape ice from the vehicles. The south side of the vehicles and the south half of the windshields were clear.
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Re: freezing rain-sleet-freezing rain

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:09 pm

Curious sight when I looked out my back window. The ice on the lower part of the hill across the creek has melted, but it is still there on the upper part.

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The top of the hill is about 1 1/10 mile away, and the bottom of the hill where the creek is is 748 ft above sea level, with the top being 1,038 ft. The level where the ice stops is 830 feet above sea level. Unusual for it to be warmer in the lower part of the valley, normally that is where it is colder. It is the same on my side of the valley. If you note, the fences close to me, the power lines, etc. show no ice.

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When I look out the other side of the house which is uphill. in the edge of the yard I am seeing ice on the fence, the trees, etc. My elevation is 849 ft. The first picture is approximately due North, and the last one about due south.
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