Arkansas, Tennessee, and parts of Mississippi got hit early Monday morning with a winter storm. At first they were calling for 1 to 3 inches of snow. But the day before had been in the mid 60’s and so the upper atmosphere was still warm. This meant instead of snow we got ice. Lots and lots of ice. I learned that this happens when there is a big difference in temperatures between the sky and the ground. Basically in the clouds it was warm so it rained. On the ground it was freezing, so by the time it hit the ground it has froze and turned to ice. Pretty fascinating.
Today I went out and took some pictures. It is really pretty. Cold. But really pretty.
And did I mention cold?
Winter Storm Pictures
This is the antenna ball on my car. Minnie Mouse is freezing.
This is my crepe myrtle. I hope it survives.
It looks like glass.
Like a big sea of glass.
And nothing was spared from the ice.
Everything is covered in ice.
The kids have been having fun breaking off icicles.
Thankfully despite the still freezing temps it has been sunny so it is very, very slowly starting to melt. Being the south and not having a lot of winter weather the smaller towns and cities don’t have plows or even salt trucks. Memphis was prepared, we are 40 minutes out of the city in the country. There is no prepping for such weather. We just stay in the house and pray the power doesn’t go out.
And try and stay warm.