Thursday, December 6, 2007

ICE STORM

So while everyone was in Utah enjoying some fun snow this past weekend, Nate and I were in Nebraska experiencing our first ice storm! Many of you probably have not heard of an ice storm before, but it was pretty cool. I still don't really understand how it works or why it happens, but I guess something with the air pressure and temperature. All I know is instead of rain turning into snow when it gets really cold (like normal places) it remains water until it makes contact with something on the ground and instantly freezes. We woke up at my dad's house Saturday morning to everything covered in ice. The trees, the grass, cars, roads, and everything else outside. We were worried that we were going to lose power and water but luckily we didn't. I guess the ice covers the power lines and weighs them down causing power outages. We had to use the car in the garage because the cars that were outside were completely frozen shut! We were fascinated with it! Nate and Mitch tried to de-ice the car by pulling pieces of ice off but it was too frozen. I tried to take some pictures but it was kind of difficult to get the full effect. I just thought I'd share this unique piece of information about nature!


This is a pine tree up close. Every single little needle was covered with ice. you could pull like a tube off each needle!


This is the grass up close. The ground crunched when you walked on it.


A tree branch up close.


The whole tree. Look close and you can see how the ice just covers each little part of the tree.

Good thing the cat was in the garage that night!!!

5 comments:

the hogan's said...

k, that is for sure crazy! not at all like i imagined it when you told me about it. pretty cool!

Dustin and Becky said...

Oh my goodness! That is the coolest thing I have ever seen! What cool pictures you were able to get. I love the one of the pine tree...

Rogers Family Blog said...

Meg! That is so crazy! I learned something new today...so neat. Thanks for sharing. we need to get together again. xo

Living in Love said...

Wow! That's crazy and those are some great pictures Meg!

Jed and Sabrina said...

I can't believe that really happens. Good you took pics though cuz that awesome looking! I really miss you, you need to call me back.