11 Dec 2007 06:03 pm

December 2007 Ice Storm

I’m sitting here with a sleeping kitty in my lap (as usual) and thinking I better post something to the old bloggeroo before Chrysalis Angel sends out a search party. 😉

Survived the ice storm that hit the Midwest this weekend. According to the news; over one hundred thousand people without power just to the North and West of where I live. I’m feeling very fortunate to be snug and warm here in my little hovel with ol’ sleepyhead.

Woke up Sunday to an Ice Crystal Palace outdoors and was going to snap a few photos for you, but it was so warm that it melted off before I could get that done.

Have you noticed how everything gets exaggerated on the news? One report I saw stated there was one to two inches of ice… which was clearly false. We didn’t get anywhere near that amount. Another report, the newscaster held up a small ice covered twig to demonstrate his report of 3/4 of an inch of ice on the trees… only he forgot to consider the diameter of the twig. There was only 1/8 inch of ice on the twig. (Probably why he’s a journalist and not a rocket scientist.)

They did get about 3/4 of an inch over in Oklahoma (to the West of Missouri). But we only got around an 1/8 to 1/4 in this area. Enough to bring down some power lines, but nothing like we had last year.

Well, better get back to work.



2 Responses to “December 2007 Ice Storm”

  1. on 14 Dec 2007 at 6:11 am 1.Chrysalis Angel said …

    You know it, and just in time too Dean. 🙂 We were snowed in here yesterday. It was some storm, but it looks like Christmas here now. We have another one on the way tomorrow. Hopefully we don’t lose power. Glad to see you posting.

  2. on 15 Dec 2007 at 3:36 am 2.Dean said …

    Hi CA,

    Yes, we’re expecting snow tonight as well.

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