Two frozen fountains. (ice+storm cold+snap winter water waterfalls ). Photo by mckTXaws
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Two frozen fountains.

Uploaded by: mckTXaws

Saturday January 9, 2010

Caption: This is another shot of the fountain frozen, and the smaller one in the background.

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4. mckTXaws
2:04 AM GMT on January 13, 2010
True they were entertaining to watch the ice formations grow into mountains. Almost seems like an ice volcano, just the same way lava comes up and forms mountains, water comes up from the fountain and freezes into a mini mountains. Today the ice melted as we hit 58 degrees F. Amazing how texas can go from 11.3 degrees F to 58 degrees F in 3 days.
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3. barryweather
2:41 PM GMT on January 12, 2010
Great pictures, ice formations like these help make this cold weather bearable.
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2. mckTXaws
10:09 PM GMT on January 09, 2010
Thanks. The other day the temperature hit 13.5 degrees. And yeaterday we didn't pass above the freezing point. So the ice just stayed their. And later last night, the temperature hit 11.3, and the ice built up heavily around the two fountains. The droplets of water actaully froze in front of me. And I watched the ice get bigger. At night it's really cool, because we have lights on the big fountain, covered by the ice they give off a cool glow. Looks like a lava eruption. The smaller fountain in the back ground has an even more impressive ice build up. the smaller finer droplets are easier to freeze the ice forms in little balls gives a realy cool effect and the ice mound is narrower.
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1. Kennebunker
7:42 PM GMT on January 09, 2010
Gee, this is cool! In the north, they drain all fountains before they get to this temperature, so we never get to see anything like this. Nice capture of the spray landing on the frozen drops.
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My name is Matt McGee, I began weather watching in 2004 (6th grade) as a kids hobby. I got a Smithsonian toy weather station for Christmas. The following summer I got my first wireless unit which was a Lacrosse model. The station always gave me problems and it wasn't long before I trashed it. After that I built my own weather station and decided to turn to a scheduled route to record weather conditions. This was done at 8:00AM 3:00PM and 7:00PM for the summer of 2006. I quite this and bought my self another wireless unit. Like the first station it didn't work quite well I began to learn that you get what you pay for. After nearly 2 years of that I upgraded to an Oregon Scientific model. Not the best but better that was I previously delt with. I worked with that for 4 years before upgrading to a Davis Vantage Pro2 station. Best of the best. I was able to call my self a true weather watcher. About a year later I replaced my WMR100 with a WMR200. Even though Davis is far better I liked some of the things that the Oregon Scientific stations provided. I was also able to get the station higher and mounted on a sturdier foundation. I was also able to add solar sensors leaf wetness sensors soil moisture and soil temperature sensors which I also managed to display on my PWS in the web cam image. In the December of 2012 I added an Acu-rite 00639W to the lower portion of the pole to get a better idea of the weather differences at different heights. So far I'm happy with the station and hope to be able to provide the data fo the community for years to come. That in it's self is rewarding.

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