Rare and Dangerous Ice Storm Hits Deep South; Extreme Cold in the Midwest

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 4:04 PM GMT on January 28, 2014

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A rare and dangerous ice storm has begun in the Deep South, where Winter Storm Leon is tracking along the northern Gulf Coast, spreading a nasty mix of freezing rain, sleet, cold rain, and snow along a swath from Central Texas to Eastern Virginia. At 8 am CST, freezing rain was falling at a temperature of 28°F in Austin, Texas, where a 20-car pileup on an overpass was reported, as well as at least ten other car crashes in a 30-minute time span. A portion of Interstate 35 was closed due to the crashes and icing. Freezing rain was falling on the north side of Houston, Texas, and in Mobile Alabama, this morning; snow was falling in Jackson Mississippi, and sleet in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The National Weather Service has posted Freezing Rain Advisories along a swath from Eastern Texas across Southern Louisiana, Southern Mississippi, Southern Alabama, the Florida Panhandle, almost all of Georgia and South Carolina, and into Eastern North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland. Ice accumulations of 1/4" - 1/2" are expected in much of this area, with isolated higher amounts. Snows of 1 - 4" are possible just to the north of the freezing rain swath, with heavier amounts of 6 - 12" across southeast Virginia and northeast North Carolina. The ice storm has the potential to cause significant damage to trees and power lines, resulting in widespread power outages. Travel will be very dangerous in a region unaccustomed to extreme winter weather.


Figure 1. Ice builds up on the Chicago River as temperatures drop below zero on January 27, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Extreme cold in the Midwest
An unusually sharp southwards dip of the jet stream is allowing intensely cold air to spill southwards out of the Arctic and over the eastern half of the United States. The most extreme cold Tuesday morning was over the Upper Midwest, where the temperature fell to -35° in Northern Minnesota in Longville, with a dangerously low wind chill of -47°. Chicago bottomed out at -11°, with a wind chill of -30°, at 7 am CST. In Detroit, the low hit -10°, with a wind chill of -27°. Wind chill levels that low are extremely rare in Southeast Lower Michigan, and the dangerously cold conditions prompted officials at the University of Michigan to cancel classes on Tuesday for only the fourth time since the college was founded in 1817 (the other closures came in January 1978, 1974, and 1945, according to a Dec. 7, 2006 article published in the Michigan Daily.) The latest round of snow on Monday brought the January total snowfall for Detroit to 37.1", establishing a new all-time January snowfall record. It's getting so the snowbanks surrounding my driveway are so high, I can't throw the snow over them! This morning it hit -18° at my backyard PWS, marking the 12th day this month with a temperature of -10° or colder. It's truly been a winter to remember in Michigan in 2014.

The historic February 1994 Southeast U.S. ice storm
Damage from today's Southeast U.S. ice storm may well run into the hundreds of millions of dollars, but it will not compare to the damage from the most expensive ice storm in U.S. history, the great February 1994 Southeast U.S. ice storm. That storm killed nine people and caused $4.7 billion (2013 dollars) of damage in portions of TX, OK, AR, LA, MS, AL, TN, GA, SC, NC, and VA. At least 2 million customers were without electricity at some point, and 1/2 million were still without power three days after the storm. Hardest hit was Northern Mississippi, which was deluged with 4 - 5" of freezing rain that created flooding problems. Ice thicknesses of 3.5 - 5.5 inches were common in the state, causing catastrophic damage estimated at $3 billion. Some residents were without power one month after the storm.


Figure 2. ‪Number of blizzard warnings issued so far during the winter of 2013 - 2014 show that the Upper Midwest is giving Alaska a run for its money--a very unusual state of affairs! ‬Image credit: Iowa Environmental Mesonet. Thanks go to TWC's Jon Erdman for providing this link.

62° in Alaska
The cold air flowing out of the Arctic into the eastern half of the U.S. is being replaced by warm air surging northwards over Alaska and the North Atlantic east of Greenland. The warmth in Alaska the past three days has been particularly astonishing, with Alaska observing its all-time warmest January temperature of 62° on Monday 1/27 at the Port Alsworth Climate Reference Network station, according to Rick Thoman of NWS Fairbanks. This ties the January state record set at Petersburg on January 16, 1981. Port Alsworth is about 160 miles southwest of Anchorage.

Nome, Alaska recorded a high of 51°F on Monday. This was 38° above average, and the warmest temperature ever observed in any November through March in Nome since record keeping began in 1907. Ironically, exactly 25 years ago, Nome recorded its lowest temperature on record--a bone-chilling -54° on January 27, 1989. Nome is located about 160 miles south of the Arctic Circle, and has just 6 1/2 hours of daylight this time of year.

According to Wunderground's weather historian, Christopher C. Burt, in his latest post, Record Warmth in Alaska Contrasts Cold Wave in Eastern U.S., all-time January heat records have been set over the past three days in Nome, Denali Park, Palmer, Homer (twice), Alyseka, Seward, and Talkeetna. Bolio Lake Range Complex in Fort Greely, Alaska, located about 100 miles southeast of Fairbanks, hit 60° on Sunday. This is only 2° short of the all-time state January heat record of 62° set at Petersburg in Jan 1981, according to NCDC records.

Links
Snowstorms in the Southeast and Deep South of the United States: An Historical Perspective, 2011 blog post by our weather historian, Christopher C. Burt.

Jeff Masters

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1452. snow2fire
7:43 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
I just heard GA Gov say that the NWS models showed storm missing ATL and that agencies decided to not take action based on their analysis of the models (implied rather than the official NWS forecast).

So, just who are these brilliant forecasters who know better than ANS?


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1451. ScottLincoln
5:55 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
Quoting 1370. ncstorm:
If we got snow..please let me know where because I sure didnt see it or has anyone seen any accumulations of it in Wilmington..all we have is sleet..

"Historical Ice Storm" for NC/SC..Widespread Power outages? this was a bust..we went from maps from NWS from 4-6 inches of snow to under 2 inches snow/sleet..

Get rid of snow depth maps as they are misleading to the public and someone fix the damn weather models to where they can predict an event..I mean with them nowcasting the event they still got it wrong..and this just wasn't "oh its winter and its hard to predict those events" the past hurricane season they failed..is anyone besides me not upset about the fact that we have terrible weather technology?

Sounds like you'll help us out by writing a letter to your representatives requesting a return to a fully funded & staffed NWS, additional funds for model development, and additional funds for meteorology/social science research.

Can we count on you to do that?
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1450. drg0dOwnCountry
3:49 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
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1449. Drakoen
3:45 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
Quoting 1448. 1900hurricane:

Not sure the algorithm is handling p-type correctly there, especially with the 540 dam 1000-500 mb thickness contour so far to the north.



The 850 line is farther south though
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1448. 1900hurricane
3:41 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
Quoting 1445. GeorgiaStormz:
WHO'S READY FOR MORE????

Nobody?


Not sure the algorithm is handling p-type correctly there, especially with the 540 dam 1000-500 mb thickness contour so far to the north.

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1447. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
3:40 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
JeffMasters has created a new entry.
1446. SouthernDiscomfort
3:38 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
A slight glaze, maybe a tenth of an inch of ice accumulated on the trees I can see, and this message from local EMA:

"THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE
CHATHAM COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY.

NUMEROUS BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES ACROSS CHATHAM COUNTY ARE SHUT
DOWN DUE TO ICY CONDITIONS. AVOID TRAVEL IN THE COUNTY IF AT ALL
POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY FOR AREAS WEST OF THE WILMINGTON RIVER.
THE CHATHAM COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY CONTINUES TO
MONITOR THE SITUATION."
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1445. GeorgiaStormz
3:38 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
WHO'S READY FOR MORE????

Nobody?



Starts at 174 hours

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1444. Drakoen
3:36 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
Precip still off shore. Good thing about living close to the ocean is the moisture funnel.

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1443. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
3:30 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
lower lakes looks like a little smack for sat feb 1 as per nam 12z sim rad

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1442. GeorgiaStormz
3:26 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
AJC ‏@ajc 9m
54 kids on a school bus from Langston Hughes High just taken in by Fulton Co fire station in Fairburn. http://bit.ly/1hMJlHH #atlweather
Retweeted by Brad Nitz


There ends one more stranded atlanta bus situation.
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1441. lostinohio
3:20 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
Georgia STORMZ.............

http://www.ajc.com/s/sports/braves/chipper-to-the -rescue/?icmp=ajc_internallink_textlink_homepage
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1440. LargoFl
3:19 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
914 AM EST WED JAN 29 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH 7 PM EST /6 PM
CST/ THIS EVENING FOR SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA...THE EASTERN FLORIDA
PANHANDLE AND CENTRAL AND WESTERN FLORIDA BIG BEND...

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EST THIS
MORNING THROUGH 1 AM EST WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR TAYLOR AND
LAFAYETTE COUNTIES...

...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT TONIGHT THROUGH THIS MORNING
FOR SOUTHEAST ALABAMA...SOUTHWEST GEORGIA...AND PORTIONS OF THE
FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND BIG BEND...

.THE MAIN LINE OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET REMAINS ALONG AND IN THE
VICINITY OF A LINE FROM JUST NORTH OF VALDOSTA TO JUST EAST OF
PANAMA CITY. IN THIS AREA EXPECT ICE ACCUMULATIONS UP TO A TENTH
OF AN INCH...WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS NOT EXCEEDING A QUARTER
OF AN INCH. TO THE WEST WHERE FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET OCCURRED
OVERNIGHT...ROADS AND BRIDGES REMAIN ICED OVER AND WILL REMAIN IN
THIS STATE ALL DAY AND PROBABLY THROUGH TONIGHT AS TEMPERATURES
WILL LIKELY NOT CLIMB TO ABOVE FREEZING. TRAVEL REMAINS EXTREMELY
DANGEROUS IN THESE AREAS AND AREAS CURRENTLY RECEIVING THE WINTRY
MIX. YOU ARE URGED TO REMAIN OFF THE ROADS UNLESS ABSOLUTELY
NECESSARY.

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1439. ncstorm
3:18 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
NWS, Wilmington, NC

.NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/...
AS OF 9 AM WEDNESDAY...RADAR TRENDS SUGGEST WE MAY BE ABLE TO
DROP THE WINTER WEATHER WARNING SOON WHICH ADDRESSES ADDITIONAL
ACCUMULATING PCPN ONLY AND NOT EXISTING ROAD CONDITIONS. WE WILL
TAKE A LOOK AT 12Z DATA TO ENSURE NO SURPRISES ARE LURKING BEFORE
PULLING THE WARNING.
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES TODAY WILL BE INFLUENCED
STRONGLY BY SNOW/SLEET/ICE COVER...AND WILL NOT ALLOW UNTREATED
ROADS TO IMPROVE VERY MUCH TODAY. 4-5 INCHES OF IP/SN INLAND HAS
BEEN REPORTED THIS MORNING WITH LESSER DEPTHS OF FROZEN PCPN OF
1/2"-2" ALONG THE COAST AND ADJACENT COASTAL INTERIOR.
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1438. carolinabelle
3:18 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
The roads don't seem too bad here in Summerville, SC (besides bridges/overpasses) but we did get a fair coating of ice on everything else:

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1437. LargoFl
3:16 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
next wens........gfs...
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1436. GeorgiaStormz
3:14 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
Lol, it took freddie freeman of the atlanta braves 11hours to get home... ended up being rescued by chipper jones of the atlanta braves on a 4 wheeler.
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1435. CapeFearCane96
3:13 PM GMT on January 29, 2014


7 inches of partially drifted, untouched sleet outside my front door. Wilmington, NC
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1434. drg0dOwnCountry
3:12 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
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1433. weathermanwannabe
3:11 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
First time Sleeter here....Just stepped outside in Tallahassee......Crunchy little things on the side walk...Like mini-hail stones..............
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1432. LargoFl
3:10 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
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1431. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
3:10 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
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1430. Thunderfan
3:10 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
Quoting washingtonian115:
12 degrees at my house and a fresh 1 inch on the ground :).Looks like a apocalypse in Atlanta.


They missed that one at TWC for the show "It Could Happen Tomorrow". Headline - two inches of snow falls on Atlanta. How will they survive?
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1429. LargoFl
3:07 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
this is for our clearwater posters in here.................





CLEARWATER --
Clearwater officials are warning residents and visitors about a series of loud booms that will be heard Wednesday afternoon.

The loud sounds will be due to soil testing for construction that is taking place on the former Adam's Mark Hotel site at 430 South Gulfview Boulevard.

The loud sounds are expected during the day and are part of a construction project

Officials are advising the public they do not need to call 911 in regard to the blasts.

Contractors will clear surrounding beach and water areas prior to the detonations.
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1428. islander101010
3:06 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
drizzle&blustery....ecen.fl.
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1427. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
3:06 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
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1426. skook
3:05 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
From 11 alive(atlanta news).
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See more here.Link
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1425. washingtonian115
3:04 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
12 degrees at my house and a fresh 1 inch on the ground :).Looks like a apocalypse in Atlanta.
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1424. LargoFl
3:03 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
Quoting 1421. ncstorm:
Atlanta Mayor "Interstates Are Not My Problem"..CNN
yeah my guess is most if not all interstates are the states problem not local govts..at least as far as snow removal and salting..then again in the south..how many states stockpile salt for winter roadways..i doubt very many and sand is not very useful on ice covered roadways..might even make it more slippery huh..
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1423. GeorgiaStormz
3:00 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
Really busted on south side snow

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1422. GeorgiaStormz
2:57 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
Despite everything, it is still the most beautiful morning in a long time. Brilliant sunshine and lots of white.
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1421. ncstorm
2:53 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
Atlanta Mayor "Interstates Are Not My Problem"..CNN
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1420. GeorgiaStormz
2:53 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
Quoting 1390. aislinnpaps:


I hope they still have gas then and that the kids are dressed properly. You would not believe how many kids came to school on Monday here with short sleeve uniform tops and no coats! It was about 56 when we went to school, but when school was let out it was in the upper 30's! Parents can be ridiculous sometimes! It was all over the news that the temps would be dropping and a winter storm was coming.


I don't know about all of that. I know some of my friends walked 3-4+ hours home yesterday at 21F with snow, 10-20mph winds winds in light jackets or single layers of clothing, no gloves, or hats, and shoes that are not meant for snow, and so that get very wet/cold - so I can attest to that. I know I personally wasnt prepared to walk home if I had had to. Nobody prepares for that when they go to school.
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1419. Jedkins01
2:51 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
Currently seeing freezing rain and sleet now :)



I wish I could post photos from my phone though :(


Its just now starting to glaze over the trees, the bushes, the roof edge, and the power lines, my truck is completely covered in a thin glaze of ice now!


Its worth noting that it was still all rain with no ice of any kind at my location just an hour ago, it hasn't iced up until within the last hour.

So the colder air is just very slowly edging southeast.
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1418. ncstorm
2:50 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
Stranded motorists in GA sleeping in a CVS (drugstore)

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1417. GeorgiaStormz
2:45 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
I can't even walk on my street where any car tracks passed over. 1/2" ice of pure ice. clear smooth ice.
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1416. PensacolaDoug
2:40 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
Quoting 1406. opal92nwf:

In a nutshell, what are the "accumulations" you got there like?


1/4 inch of ice and sleet with a miniscule dusting of snow.
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1415. oceanspringsMS
2:39 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
Quoting 1393. JTDailyUpdate:


I'm surprised to the fact that most schools were open despite the fact of the warnings, advisories, and predictions of winter precipitation


My Brother and Sister in-laws are both profs at UAB in Birmingham. They were told yesterday morning that the forecast was only for a light dusting of snow yesterday and that is why school wasn't canceled or scheduled for a half day. They ended up spending the night in their offices on campus.
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1414. Drakoen
2:38 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
Quoting 1411. StormTrackerScott:
Jim Cantore taking care of business. This is just too funny!

Link


That was so smooth. He gets points in my book.
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1413. LargoFl
2:37 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* LOCATIONS...NORTHERN GEORGIA.

* HAZARD TYPES...CONTINUED HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS DUE TO
SNOW AND ICE COVERED ROADS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...NO ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS.

* TIMING...NOW THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...SNOW AND ICE COVERED ROADWAYS WILL MAKE TRAVEL
EXTREMELY TREACHEROUS. NUMEROUS VEHICLE ACCIDENTS HAVE ALREADY
BEEN REPORTED ACROSS NORTHERN GEORGIA. STAY OFF THE ROADWAYS
IF POSSIBLE.

* TEMPERATURES...LOWER 20S INCREASING TO LOWER 30S.

* WIND CHILL VALUES...WITH WINDS OF 5 TO 15 MPH OVERNIGHT...WIND
CHILLS WILL BE BETWEEN 5 TO 10 DEGREES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR CONTINUED SNOW AND ICE COVERED ROADS MEANS
THAT TRAVEL WILL CONTINUE TO BE DANGEROUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. ONLY
TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA
FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN
EMERGENCY.

&&
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1412. GeorgiaStormz
2:37 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
Birmingham aint much better...not just atl
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1411. StormTrackerScott
2:35 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
Jim Cantore taking care of business. This is just too funny!

Link
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1410. LargoFl
2:35 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
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1409. GeorgiaStormz
2:32 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
The opinion of some:

When I heard 2 inches of snow I laughed, I was used to 1 feet of snow days in new jersey and it was not a big deal!

Then I went to work and while commuting back I realized what the real problem is!

ZERO action form the local cities and governments. Thy had not dropped even one Spoon of sand or salt on this snow.
So 2 inches of hammered snow turned into the black ice.

Even for me as a someone who was used to drive in lots of snow in NJ this was scary. As an example In Atlanta in Canton road there was 20 miles road with lots of Black Iced up and down hills .

This was not peoples fault, Problem was failure to be prepared from authorities.
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1408. opal92nwf
2:32 PM GMT on January 29, 2014

I guess that means there will be a cloud cover for awhile now. I'm glad, it adds to the winter weather feel and reminds me of being up north again.
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1407. StormTrackerScott
2:31 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
If we can get some daytime heating on Friday then we could see strong to severe thunderstorms across C & S FL as temps are expected to push near 80 with dewpoints in the low 70's. Then we add in the lift and impressive lift at that.

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1406. opal92nwf
2:30 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
Quoting 1344. PensacolaDoug:
All that beautiful moisture just off to my south...

In a nutshell, what are the "accumulations" you got there like?
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1405. LargoFl
2:30 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
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1404. opal92nwf
2:28 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
Just went to survey the ice outside. All we got last night/yesterday was freezing rain/sleet/with minimal snow mixed with either of the two.

Trees seem to have an eight of an inch or less of ice: not enough to cause damage. (Areas north and west of us though got a lot more precip on the radar, though, and I imagine it was much worse there)

Sleet fell enough to partially cover the ground white in some areas.

Walked around with a Ushanka on my head (needed it) and took pictures in my neighborhood. Despite the head covering, my face was starting to get numb; I then came inside and am getting warm now.

Oh, and the temp has stayed at 23 degrees all morning till now! Usually when it would get that cold in the winter here, it would be cloudless and bone dry; I'd much rather have it like it is now though.

Pictures will come a little later.
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1403. LargoFl
2:28 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
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1402. LargoFl
2:27 PM GMT on January 29, 2014
wow a wet next couple of days here alright.........
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