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How much do you like Freezing Rain?

How much do you like Freezing Rain

  • I hate freezing rain!

  • A little bit is okay, but not a lot.

  • I would love a big ice storm.


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Steven_1974

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I chose a little bit just enough to make the trees shine. Don't need trees falling down and loss of power. Been there, done that and it's the worst. Especially scary wondering if a tree is going to fall on the house in the middle of the night as you hear them snapping left and right.
 

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I would prefer snow, but in the winter I will take anything frozen over 33 and rain. I have been through a couple of big ice storms (the last one in Dec 2005). we can't control them and no, I do not like the tree damage. however, a true ice storm is an amazing event to experience - and it is gorgeous when everything is covered in ice (esp if the sun comes out). I am a true weenie I guess, I love all kinds of extreme wx. I understand a lot do not like them, but for those of us who do the editorialization and assumption that "everyone' hates ice storms does get old after a while.
 

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Surprised there are that many that want something that pulls down trees, power lines and is impossible to drive on.
I hope it's a case of they have never been through it to understand. We run into the same thing with hurricanes, tornadoes, etc. Extreme weather events in your back yard sound amazing until....
 

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I say I like Ice storms better than say hurricanes, very warm weather(temps over 85 during the day and over 60-63 at night),and cold rain events. However I'm pretty Natural. On the one hand, the Tree and surfaces look quite pretty during Ice events. However there's quite a huge risk of power outages, which make things a nightmare, especially if temps stay near/below after the storm. Overall I'm a much bigger snow/sleet fan than a freezing rain fan and I would even put severe weather over freezing rain, but I strongly take freezing rain over 33-45 degree rain any day, especially based on since I moved back to the Midlands in 2018 and the snow/sleet drought been huge there.
 

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Ice storms = typically more widespread damage then severe weather, but severe can do more damage at a more localized standpoint
 

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I think those who take offense to another's excitement over an ice storm often are interpreting things the wrong way. I am always "excited" at the prospect of severe/unusual weather, but I obviously don't like the destruction that often accompanies. If there was no severe weather of any kind there wouldn't be much of a reason to study weather, as it would have hardly any impact on human activities. So when I say I am excited, it is because of the prospect of something new to observe.
 

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I love it all. My first chase was in Oklahoma with an ice storm, back in October. This is my 8th chase so far this season.
 
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The last one I remember here in ATL that was pretty serious was Jan 23 2000? I was hella young though and don’t remember it well.

I know what ice storms are capable of and how serious they can be. With that being said, I’d like to experience a bad one, just so I can say I’ve went through it. I think that’s what it basically comes down to for me. Lord knows I may regret this post in the future...
 

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I've seen freezing rain about 4 different times in my life and it's a very cool experience, not sure I'd want a inch of ice but a glaze or so makes for a nice scene.
 
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