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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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Webberweather53

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I like a little bit of ice but not too much, just enough to make it look pretty but not be impactful (0.05-0.20 ish). There's nothing like having a nice snowstorm and ending it off w/ some sleet then putting a little glaze on top. Makes the snow crunchy and preserves it. Also sledding is much better when there's a light glaze on top of the snow pack
 

HugeSnowStick

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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...
Let me tell you, the one in 1973 is still the MOTHER of ice storms in ATL... The 2000 events were a mere infant compared to that beast.
 

GaSnowhound

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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.
I’m desperate enough this years to saw my way out as long as I can extricate myself and family after a day or two. A cpl nights w the propane stove won’t kill me. Just stop the damn sloppy rain.....of course it’ll be like the Mohave dessert here in August/Sept I have no doubt.
 

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Let me tell you, the one in 1973 is still the MOTHER of ice storms in ATL... The 2000 events were a mere infant compared to that beast.
I was very small but remember having to go to central ga to my grandparents to escape the metro Atl Icemageddon only to try to get back home from the 23” of snow laid down by the central ga mauler😳. Those were the real winters here!
 
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Just as with any other form of wild weather, I'm in awe of big ice storms. The only form of winter weather I despise is sleet because it robs the potential for either snow or freezing rain.

Tornados suck. Hurricanes rule.
 

GaWx

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Just as with any other form of wild weather, I'm in awe of big ice storms. The only form of winter weather I despise is sleet because it robs the potential for either snow or freezing rain.

Tornados suck. Hurricanes rule.
Sleet, the loudest precip, is absolutely awesome. And it has the best staying power as a bonus. It robs snow of height but not of frozen water content. And it accumulates much better than ZR!

Hurricanes suck, especially when they’re anywhere near MBY. Stay away! We need a quiet season for a change. I’m hoping for a quiet surprise this season.
 

Chazwin

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Sleet, the loudest precip, is absolutely awesome. And it has the best staying power as a bonus. It robs snow of height but not of frozen water content. And it accumulates much better than ZR!

Hurricanes suck, especially when they’re anywhere near MBY. Stay away! We need a quiet season for a change. I’m hoping for a quiet surprise this season.
To me one of the best storms to experience was that February 12-13, 2014 storm. First of all it came in as I already had 2 inches of snow on the ground from the day before. Then I got to experience 3 hours of at times very intense snowfall rates during the day that gave me 4 inches, then 8 hours of moderate to heavy sleet, followed by about 8 hours of light freezing rain/drizzle to establish a 6 inch thick glacier in my yard that got topped off by another 3 inches of snow from the ULL...that stayed on the ground for days despite temperatures getting back to the 50s a couple days later. I had snow on the shady side of my yard for at least 2 weeks after that storm
 

Shadypines33

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To me one of the best storms to experience was that February 12-13, 2014 storm. First of all it came in as I already had 2 inches of snow on the ground from the day before. Then I got to experience 3 hours of at times very intense snowfall rates during the day that gave me 4 inches, then 8 hours of moderate to heavy sleet, followed by about 8 hours of light freezing rain/drizzle to establish a 6 inch thick glacier in my yard that got topped off by another 3 inches of snow from the ULL...that stayed on the ground for days despite temperatures getting back to the 50s a couple days later. I had snow on the shady side of my yard for at least 2 weeks after that storm
Yeah, that was the storm that made me despise freezing rain. We got 2" of sleet and almost an inch of freezing rain. The power was off for 4 days. Pine trees were breaking all around my house sounding like shotgun blasts all night and scaring my kids. We never knew if the next tree was going to fall on our house. My daughter even hates snow now because of that storm.
 
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