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FlashHarry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:52 PM
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Amazing Ice Storm Pics from Switzerland
These were sent to me by a friend in Geneva. Amazing.

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Itchinjim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:54 PM
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1. Wow! eom.
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edbermac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:55 PM
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2. I hope nobody is in those cars!
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:56 PM
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3. That is amazing
but I have seen ice storms in Maryland like that, only not quite as bad.
Very, very dangerous weather. I remember there were storms like that about 10 years ago.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:57 PM
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4. We will be getting an ice storm tonight here in North Georgia
With luck, it will be nowhere near like those photos.
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NewYorkerfromMass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:57 PM
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5. I liked this one from Boston
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Hull, Mass houses after waves battered them.
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tjwmason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:09 PM
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12. If it weren't for that person standing there
They'd look just like gingerbread houses covered in icing.
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mhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:58 PM
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6. That Is Serious Ice
eom
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FlashHarry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:04 PM
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8. No sh*t!
I lived there for a couple of years. I don't ever remember experiencing like that!
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LDS Jock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:04 PM
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7. now THAT is an ice storm
that is pretty damn impressive
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underseasurveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:04 PM
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9. Holy CRAP! That would really suck.
:wow: Damn that is some thick ice.

Me thinks it's gonna take a little bit more than a spray can of lock de-icer to get a key in the door to unlock it :scared: Ya think :freak:

It is fascinating to see though. Those ice smothered trees, interesting :-)

Thanks for sharing :hi:
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FlashHarry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:08 PM
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11. Check out the radio antenna on the parked station wagon!
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 02:08 PM by FlashHarry
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:13 PM
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16. Very phallic, don't you think?
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underseasurveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:55 PM
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God I know. It's amazing.
May I never complain about a paltry 1/2 inch coating of ice on my car again. Well maybe not 'never' again ;-) I hate ice and sleet and freezing rain, it tends to make me scream and curse more than I should :bats innocent eyes:. Snow I can deal with - to a point of course - but ice, hate the shit x(

Did your friend happen to say what the temperature is?
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:05 PM
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10. Holy crap! Can I just hibernate for another two months?
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:10 PM
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13. Explain to this native Californian.
What's the difference between an ice storm and a snow storm.

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FlashHarry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:10 PM
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14. One's hard, one's soft.
:)
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:11 PM
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15. Oh YOU!!
Now stop that!

:spank:
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FlashHarry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:14 PM
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17. No, seriously!
And I'm not trying to contravene Skinner's "no sex" policy!

The difference between the two is simply the difference between ice and snow.

As to the meteorological difference, well, I'll leave that up to somebody that knows better than I.
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AlabamaYankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:15 PM
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18. An ice storm is freezing rain
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 02:16 PM by AlabamaYankee
When the upper air is above freezing and the ground temp is below, rainfall freezes on contact (Fruit growers in the South will spray mist on trees to insulate them from freezing temps). A snow storm dumps snow on the ground which simply piles up. Freezing rain coats everything with a layer of ice. The more rain, the more ice; that one must have been a doozier.
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:16 PM
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19. Doesn't sound fun.
I admire all you folks that live with weather like that.

I whine when it RAINS!!
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SCDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:18 PM
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21. I'd take snow any day over ice
And I'm sure many of you who have experience an ice storm would agree with me. I had to drive home once in an ice storm and my antenna was accumulating ice and it was bouncing from side to side. Power outages.... oh I hope we (SC) don't get too much of an icestorm this weekend.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:22 PM
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22. I'm in North Georgia
And we are expecting a nasty ice storm tonight. I've been through a couple of them since I've lived here. I agree, no fun. You don't dare drive, since where I live, they don't have the capability to de-ice all the roads.
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SCDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:31 PM
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23. I was on a camping trip during an ice storm in N Georgia
I think it was called Cohutta or something.... anyway it was freezing cold there and me and the other person I was camping hiking with were the only wackos out there.... and the ride home was not fun either!
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:00 PM
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28. an ice storm is the most miserable winter weather of all
it is incredibly dangerous
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:17 PM
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20. better known as sleet storm
Water becomes supercooled in the upper atmosphere but for some reason or other doesn't become snow. It falls as rain but instantly freezes on contact.
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hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:32 PM
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24. I've only been in one serious ice storm.
Usually the power goes out becuase of falling power lines or trees falling on the power lines.

It can be some of the scariest driving weather there is...

I was at home with our kids, there was no telephone, no power, and every few minutes you'd hear a giant CRACK as a tree or branch came down. It seemed like forever before my wife made it home from work.

But it was really pretty, in a scary sort of way.
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NewYorkerfromMass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:55 PM
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25. 1998 Quebec

Good thing they bury power lines in Europe, we should do the same.
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hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:02 PM
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29. Wow.
Amazing picture.
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FlashHarry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:25 PM
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31. Yikes!
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:02 PM
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30. I was coming home during one once
and I drove at about 5-10 mph after I slid into the middle of a road at a red light
your brakes do not work in an ice storm. It is that bad
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:58 PM
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26. ice storm is rain that freezes on the ground
snow is ice crystals that are formed by angels in heaven
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:58 PM
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27. ice storm is rain that freezes on the ground
snow is ice crystals that are formed by angels in heaven
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