Ice and sleet...what do YOU have?
Here in Mobile, we are having an ice and sleet event. None of the pretty stuff. My DH has the generator primed and ready to go if the ice which is building up on the power line from the pole to our house happens to come down. Also, the pipes are covered, and the car is moved away from the power line. Not sure if it will go that far, but at least we are fairly well prepared. The airport is closed to flights...we don't have deicing equipment, for one thing. I think everything in town is shut down and only emergency vehicles allowed. Even my car, which is black, has a white icy topside and hood.
Since this jet stream is dipping even lower than originally predicted, it is now shown below I-10, which means we are in the middle of the "wintry mix"....hang on Paula, it might be headed your way.
How goes everyone else? Up in the Carolinas, are you okay so far? Here are some shots taken between 10-11am local time. I wish to express my appreciation for places like Minneapolis and Fargo ND for so generously sending us a sample of your weather....but if you don't mind, please keep the next clipper to yourself. :)
I know it doesn't look like much, but it is out of character for our town.
Since I took this picture, my neighbor's yard turned totally white. Ouch.
Under the umbrella
The leaden sky
I know it doesn't compare to other places, but this is really crippling to many places in the south.