Saturday, December 1, 2007

Well, it IS December....

Here's the radar map of the ice storm I'm getting right this very moment.
Green is rain, white is snow, and pink is ice.
I live in southern Michigan. See that big mass of dark pink, headed straight for me?
I can hear it hitting the windows right now.

Here's what the Weather.Com site has to say about it:

"A strengthening storm system heads east-and-northeastward into the central Midwest overnight then into western New York Sunday and finally redeveloping off the Northeast Coast Sunday night into Monday.

The storm has brought widespread ice and snow to the Midwest on Saturday. Reports of 1/4 to 1/2 inch of freezing rain brought an icy mess from eastern Nebraska to Iowa to northern Illinois and on into Indiana and southern Michigan. Numerous road accidents and reports of local power outages were widespread. The ice will continue in northern Illinois to southern Michigan overnight with extreme caution for travel needed.

Meanwhile on the northern side of the storm it was snow and plenty of it from the northern Plains to northern Michigan. Some of the heaviest snow of the year continues to fly with accumulations from 1 to 12 inches by early Sunday.

Also adding to the wintry mess, winds will be on the increase across all of the Plains and Midwest, with speeds of 20 to 30 mph locally gusting to 45 mph. This will especially be of concern in areas that receive ice accumulations, as widespread power outages will be possible."


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