Friday, December 01, 2006

Ice storm

The St. Louis area, along with much of the Midwest, got hit with an ice storm yesterday and overnight last night. 

Dunklin Icy
Some ice covered trees on my street

Icy Xmas (Medium)

 After being unseasonably warm (70 degrees up until Wednesday) it turned bad late Wednesday night and throughout Thursday with rain, freezing rain, sleet and then some snow overnight last night.  Some areas to the north and west of St. Louis got hit harder than the metro area.

Bird feeder (Medium)
Frozen hummingbird

Over 500,000 people in the area lost power as of this morning.  With gusty winds predicted today, they expect more power outages as the ice covered trees and power lines won’t be able to take the added stress.  We didn’t lose power at home (so far) but did at our business.  No indication when it will be back on.


Mike S said...

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Anonymous said...

Ain't nature grand!