Ice Storm December 2013

21 Dec

I do love my Fuji X10 camera. Both of these pictures were taken in our backyard at dusk with the EXR mode set for low light conditions.

I just got it back, from the shop after a warranty repair, in time to enjoy the winter freezing rain weather so typical of Kingston. A good icing usually follows a fresh white snow covering in this part of Ontario. One day it looks beautiful and the next day it gets slippery; either from a thaw or freezing rain.

This environment forecast could have been simplified:  Typical Kingston wintery freezing crap mixed with slippery stuff.

Issued: 5:00 AM EST Saturday 21 December 2013

Freezing rain warning in effect.

Today, 21 December
Freezing rain ending early this morning then cloudy with 60 percent chance of freezing rain. Freezing rain beginning late this afternoon. High minus 1.
Tonight, 21 December
Freezing rain at times heavy. Wind becoming northeast 30 km/h after midnight. Low minus 4.
Sunday, 22 December
Periods of ice pellets or freezing rain changing to freezing drizzle late in the morning and ending early in the evening then cloudy. Wind northeast 30 km/h becoming light early in the morning. High zero.

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On the morning of December 24 we woke to sunny skies and a beautiful display of crystal trees.





On December 27 a city crew arrived on our street to clear away the tree limbs that had fallen down.

With the freshly fallen snow early this morning and the present sunshine our backyard is a beautiful sight.



One Response to “Ice Storm December 2013”

  1. bikermissus December 21, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

    We call the phenomenon of ice coating the trees “silver thaw”. Quite lovely to look at, but treacherous to venture out in. Stay safe.

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