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Some ice storm images shot from the road...
Posted by: DP
Date: February 23, 2022 08:14PM
The ice storm warnings Rick-o posted the other day came true-at least for me on I-75 when I had to go up to our cottage on Tuesday. When I left my home in the Detroit metro area about 9 AM it was 38º. When I got to the cottage it was 17º and raining! I hit the ice about an hour and a half into the drive and I ended up driving the last 100 miles at 40 mph. Had to stop twice to break the ice off of my wiper blades and was the only vehicle on the road at times... I know, I know-

So coming back today it was sunny but 10º when I left the cottage. Here's some pix shot on my phone thru my windshield. Sorry for the quality but it was beautiful-the great paradox of an ice storm-and I just had to get some shots.

Here's an image on the M-33 southbound on a parallel (due east of him) with Rick-o's latitude:



And two shots on I-75:





The ice on my hood was from the previous night but at least the road was dry for the most part and had an easy drive home...

What did you get hit with, Rick-o?





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Re: Some ice storm images shot from the road...
Posted by: freeradical
Date: February 23, 2022 08:33PM
At times like this, you're supposed to be sitting in front of your fireplace sipping glühwein.
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Re: Some ice storm images shot from the road...
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: February 23, 2022 08:56PM
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freeradical
At times like this, you're supposed to be sitting in front of your fireplace sipping glühwein.

But eiswein would be equally appropriate, no?
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Re: Some ice storm images shot from the road...
Posted by: Racer X
Date: February 23, 2022 09:33PM
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At times like this, you're supposed to be sitting in front of your fireplace sipping glühwein.

I've got a bottle of that, maybe 20 years old. Haven't opened it. Should I be scared?



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Re: Some ice storm images shot from the road...
Posted by: DP
Date: February 24, 2022 06:36AM
Should've had some of that while I was driving!





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Re: Some ice storm images shot from the road...
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: February 24, 2022 11:37AM
Cool pics! Literally!

We're pretty much back to normal here. Most roads are clear. My driveway and near neighborhood are all pretty much all ice. Trash pickup was supposed to be Tuesday and it's still sitting out there. Same with the mail. No deliveries here for the past few days.



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Randy: What the @#$%& are you talking about?
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Re: Some ice storm images shot from the road...
Posted by: vision63
Date: February 24, 2022 11:38AM
That's really stunning imagery!
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Re: Some ice storm images shot from the road...
Posted by: DP
Date: February 24, 2022 02:00PM
Rick-o: Did you lose power?

Thx, viz! Ice storms are no fun and thankfully you don't see them much in CA...





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Re: Some ice storm images shot from the road...
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: February 24, 2022 02:14PM
One of my students just accepted a scholarship to the University of Northern Michigan. That is in Marquette, on Lake Superior in the Upper Penisula. Today;s high was 15 degrees with a 5mph breeze making it feel like 10 degrees.

She grew up in mid-Florida, never lived anywhere else. I looked at her and laughed when she told me. She hasn't a clue what she is getting into.



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Re: Some ice storm images shot from the road...
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: February 24, 2022 02:35PM
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DP
Rick-o: Did you lose power?

No, but it was definitely on my mind! I haven't used the wood stove in a few years, so my go to generator isn't very useful. It's enough to run the well pump for water, and has enough juice to run the fan blower on the wood stove, so, enough to keep us comfortable, if needed.

I guess I need an electric vehicle to run my house during power outages. Some day...



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Re: Some ice storm images shot from the road...
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: February 24, 2022 02:39PM
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Rick-o

I guess I need an electric vehicle to run my house during power outages. Some day...

EV's and solar could go a long way to providing every household with multiple sources of backup power, and provide the energy grid with both peak power and a means to store electricity during peak solar production. If only....
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Re: Some ice storm images shot from the road...
Posted by: vision63
Date: February 24, 2022 03:23PM
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Carnos Jax
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Rick-o

I guess I need an electric vehicle to run my house during power outages. Some day...

EV's and solar could go a long way to providing every household with multiple sources of backup power, and provide the energy grid with both peak power and a means to store electricity during peak solar production. If only....

You guys gotta be more creative:

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Re: Some ice storm images shot from the road...
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: February 24, 2022 03:48PM
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vision63
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Carnos Jax
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Rick-o

I guess I need an electric vehicle to run my house during power outages. Some day...

EV's and solar could go a long way to providing every household with multiple sources of backup power, and provide the energy grid with both peak power and a means to store electricity during peak solar production. If only....

You guys gotta be more creative:


Guy on the bike should be green:

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Re: Some ice storm images shot from the road...
Posted by: jdc
Date: February 24, 2022 07:02PM
I promise not to post a photo from current location. thumbsup smiley

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Re: Some ice storm images shot from the road...
Posted by: Speedy
Date: February 24, 2022 09:17PM
Nice pics!

Ice is the worst. I’m glad you made it safely.



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Re: Some ice storm images shot from the road...
Posted by: vision63
Date: February 24, 2022 11:48PM
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Lew Zealand
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vision63
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Carnos Jax
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Rick-o

I guess I need an electric vehicle to run my house during power outages. Some day...

EV's and solar could go a long way to providing every household with multiple sources of backup power, and provide the energy grid with both peak power and a means to store electricity during peak solar production. If only....

You guys gotta be more creative:


Guy on the bike should be green:


I agree.
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Re: Some ice storm images shot from the road...
Posted by: Sam3
Date: February 25, 2022 06:24AM
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Ombligo
One of my students just accepted a scholarship to the University of Northern Michigan. That is in Marquette, on Lake Superior in the Upper Penisula. Today;s high was 15 degrees with a 5mph breeze making it feel like 10 degrees.

She grew up in mid-Florida, never lived anywhere else. I looked at her and laughed when she told me. She hasn't a clue what she is getting into.

My daughter considered Northern Michigan University, she talked to a lady who graduated from there and the lady told her "you really need to like winter and cold." My daughter chose Adrian College instead.
Her best friend, however, decided to go to Michigan Tech, which is slightly northwest of NMU in Houghton, MI. jest smiley



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