Winter Storm Pictures

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.

winter storm

This is my crepe myrtle. I hope it survives.

winter storm pictures

It looks like glass.

winter storm pictures

Like a big sea of glass.

winter storm pictures

And nothing was spared from the ice.

winter storm pictures

Everything is covered in ice.

winter storm

The kids have been having fun breaking off icicles.

winter storm

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.

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Rachel Akers writes about crafts, recipes, and features the adventures of a family of 4. It is always crazy but I wouldn't change it for the world! Comments or questions? Talk to me on Facebook or Twitter or sign up for our RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.