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Wintry Feb 17-19 Smastsmasher Snow/Ice

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Weather station shows it dipped to 31.6 at some point last night but I see no signs of icing this morning, it is currently 32.6.... with more rain. Honestly this just sucks, I'm sick of it please make it stop
Yeah I dropped briefly to freezing this morning, allowing the deck to start to freeze up. But that lasted about an hour or so and then it melted. Still got some ice in the tops of the trees. --Currently wet and wavering around 32 degrees (...seems like for days).
 

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Weather station shows it dipped to 31.6 at some point last night but I see no signs of icing this morning, it is currently 32.6.... with more rain. Honestly this just sucks, I'm sick of it please make it stop
Yeah it's feast or famine these days. Probably gonna bake it dry this summer.


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Weather station shows it dipped to 31.6 at some point last night but I see no signs of icing this morning, it is currently 32.6.... with more rain. Honestly this just sucks, I'm sick of it please make it stop
Nope enjoy ! Mwahahah it’s what you wanted ! Even more of it to look forward too next week. My weenie destruction plan is working . We will change our name to torchwx and become torch lovers .
 
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Nope enjoy ! Mwahahah it’s what you wanted ! Even more of it to look forward too next week. My weenie destruction plan is working . We will change our time to torchwx and become torch lovers .
Stupid comment, I've never said I wanted 32 and rain. Ice sure, snow yep, cold sure for a while but over 13" of rain since Jan. 1 and more just above freezing days than I can count, nope never wished for that once.
 

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Stupid comment, I've never said I wanted 32 and rain. Ice sure, snow yep, cold sure for a while but over 13" of rain since Jan. 1 and more just above freezing days than I can count, nope never wished for that once.
Just meant it’s the risk we run in a lot of our potential for colder weather days. A lot turn out like that. This year in particular of course which makes it all the more miserable.
 

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So, what was the reason for the bust on Temps for this storm? I know i'm usually a sarcastic commentor, but i'm legitimately curious on the Post-Mortem.

Was the High weaker or in a less favorable position --> thus leading to less low level CAA, or was the rain rates higher --> thus leading to more latent heat release into the Cad? Or was it something else?
 

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So, what was the reason for the bust on Temps for this storm? I know i'm usually a sarcastic commentor, but i'm legitimately curious on the Post-Mortem.

Was the High weaker or in a less favorable position --> thus leading to less low level CAA, or was the rain rates higher --> thus leading to more latent heat release into the Cad? Or was it something else?
Seems like the CAD just wasn’t as strong as everyone thought? The winds that were forecast never came close to materializing.
 
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Southside Electric Cooperative Virginia still has over 50% of customers out. Looks to be about another week

Customers have been down since last weekend. Beautiful rural area but heavy tree laden and many muddy areas to traverse

Linemen are super heroes
 
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Something you will never see in the city but always see in the country.

City: It has been 2 hours, when is MY power coming back on. Then gets on Facebook booker and trashes the linemen.

Country: Power been out 6 days for 50% Southside Virginia Electric Cooperative: Farmers working hand in hand with utility lineman to pull their bucket trucks through fields and backlands to help the linemen get power back up.

Hard working farmers and country folk appreciate and understand hard working lineman.

The grit and backbone of America.

Prayers for the safety and protection of all during this challenging task.

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Something you will never see in the city but always see in the country.

City: It has been 2 hours, when is MY power coming back on. Then gets on Facebook booker and trashes the linemen.

Country: Power been out 6 days for 50% Southside Virginia Electric Cooperative: Farmers working hand in hand with utility lineman to pull their bucket trucks through fields and backlands to help the linemen get power back up.

Hard working farmers and country folk appreciate and understand hard working lineman.

The grit and backbone of America.

Prayers for the safety and protection of all during this challenging task.

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Those city folk are subsidizing the sticks though.


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I'm currently at 29F in Franklin county AL. It started with light flurries at around 5pm, it later turned to sleet/freezing drizzle, back to all moderate granular wet snow between about 6:30 and 8:00pm, back to sleet, back to granular wet snow at 8:30 ( 2" of snow/sleet fell today so far), and now back to sleet and freezing drizzle 8:50pm. We still have 0.4" of ice accretion on top of all branches from Monday and some of the the wet slushy snow and freezing rain is starting to stick on top of the ice covered branches. I went out side for about 10 min and could hear a few large branches break and crash in the area. So some more tree damage is starting back up.
We ended up with 3/8" of freezing rain accretion on Monday the 15th which knocked the power out for over 7 hours, on top of that 1/2" of flurries thru the day. The 3/8" ice accretion we got on Monday never melted so on Wednesday the 17th we got 2" of snow and sleet then it changed to freezing rain again on the back side during the night and we ended up with 1/8" of extra freezing rain accretion, so the accretion totaled 1/2" on top of all branches. Our power went out again on Wednesday night at 11pm and came back on 25 hours later.

Tree branch pops and crashes could be heard some on Monday and Tuesday, but it really got bad Wednesday night thru this morning the 19th (it sounded like the 4th of July). Even while I was typing this post up the power blinked off for a second, so some branches are still breaking even though probably a quarter to half the ice has melted today when the sun came out.

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A rare early blooming Red maple really suffered from damage since the bloom structures (red color) collected higher amounts of ice:

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Early Blooming Red maple:

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We ended up with 3/8" of freezing rain accretion on Monday the 15th which knocked the power out for over 7 hours, on top of that 1/2" of flurries thru the day. The 3/8" ice accretion we got on Monday never melted so on Wednesday the 17th we got 2" of snow and sleet then it changed to freezing rain again on the back side during the night and we ended up with 1/8" of extra freezing rain accretion, so the accretion totaled 1/2" on top of all branches. Our power went out again on Wednesday night at 11pm and came back on 25 hours later.

Tree branch pops and crashes could be heard some on Monday and Tuesday, but it really got bad Wednesday night thru this morning the 19th (it sounded like the 4th of July). Even while I was typing this post up the power blinked off for a second, so some branches are still breaking even though probably a quarter to half the ice has melted today when the sun came out.

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A rare early blooming Red maple really suffered from damage since the bloom structures (red color) collected higher amounts of ice:

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Early Blooming Red maple:

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I didn't realize Franklin Co had so much freezing rain. I thought you guys had about the same that we did up in Florence... a little bit of freezing rain on Monday followed by about 0.75" of sleet and 4-6 inches of snow on Wednesday. What part of Franklin do you live in?
 

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I didn't realize Franklin Co had so much freezing rain. I thought you guys had about the same that we did up in Florence... a little bit of freezing rain on Monday followed by about 0.75" of sleet and 4-6 inches of snow on Wednesday. What part of Franklin do you live in?
This is the southern part, it was more on the snow side in the northern areas as you got up toward Colbert and Lauderdale county, the southern extent of the ice really ended around south Marion county.
 
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Update from Southside Virginia Electric Cooperative

Southside Cooperative: Nearly 80% of our electric infrastructure, which we have built and maintained over the last 80 years, has been destroyed all at once. This is the worst storm I have seen in my 14 years at Southside and 36 years in the industry,”

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We got up to 45 degrees today and still have solid snow cover. I can’t recall ever the temp going up that high and not melting everything away. Even some of the roads have ice on them.
It took getting to 56 today to finally clear most of it here. There's still somehow a couple spots in the shade. I even hit a spot in the alleyway coming home my car didn't like for a second. I never thought it would take this long considering we only had about 4 inches lol also most of it fell last Sunday! Only another half inch or maybe an inch occurred on Wednesday so it had days of sun even though it was below freezing til yesterday

Oh yeah and considering it's basically late February 😂
 
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