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Old 04-11-2013, 05:31 PM
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Just thought I'd make a thread for the threatening ice storm affecting Southern Ontario. As the night progresses, the event will grow very serious with strong winds easily snapping trees/limbs with significant amounts of ice accumulated on them. Widespread power outages are likely.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:38 PM
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Here in Thorold we have a temperature of 1.5C but 10 metres above the ground the trees are coated with ice 3- 4 mm and have icicles hanging from the branches. Must be the warmth of the ground keeping the freezing temperatures fom reaching the surface.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:21 PM
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It just dropped below 0 a few hours ago here in St. Kitts. Probably not enough to freeze any ground water on the roads though (hope hope, or it's going to be a slippery drive in to work tomorrow).
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Actually it's warmer here now than my post above. And the forecast for tomorrow (Friday) is lookin good! :

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I wonder if this will be as strong as the storm in January 2007. No idea how that one affected places outside Niagara, but I remember massive tree limbs on roads everywhere. Looked like an tornado made of ice went through!

Right now, there is a clear coating of ice about 2mm thick on every tree in the area. We had a few hours of ice pellets this afternoon.

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Old 04-12-2013, 05:33 AM
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I doubt we'll get anything freezing here today with these temps



(too bad about the tstorm possibility for today being dropped though )
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufPV...ature=youtu.be
Enjoy my video of the ice storm!

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IF you just use 'http' instead of 'https' in the link, the forum will be able to display it in-thread :

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