Ice Storms

Ice Storms

An ice storm is a type of winter storm characterized by freezing rain, also known as a glaze event or in some parts of the United States as a silver thaw. The U.S. National Weather Service defines an ice storm as a storm which results in the accumulation of at least 0.25-inch (6.4 mm) of ice on exposed surfaces. From 1982 to 1994, ice storms were more common than blizzards and averaged 16 per year.

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Notable Ice Storms
... An ice storm which struck northern Idaho in January 1961 set a record for thickest recorded ice accumulation from a single storm in the United States ... In 1994, a severe ice storm caused over $1 billion in damage in the Southern United States in February 1994, primarily in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama ... The North American ice storm of 1998 occurred during January 5–9, 1998 ...
Douglas County, Georgia - Geography - Weather & Climate
... located in the South Eastern United States the county experiences strong storms and tornadoes often because of its location in Dixie Alley ... Arbor Place Mall also reported broken windows from the storm ... There was only one injury reported from the storm ...
Winter Storm - Freezing Rain
... Ice storms often coat many surfaces, such as trees Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages Plants wrapped in 6 mm (0.24 in) of ice ... Severe ice storms, which may occur in the spring, can kill plant life Crabapple covered in icy glaze due to freezing rain Heavy showers of freezing rain are one of the most dangerous ... and Canada, a comparable 1 mm (0.04 in) ice storm will paralyze a region driving becomes extremely hazardous, telephone and power lines are damaged, and crops ...
Ice Storms - Gallery
... A tree covered in ice from the Northeastern Ice Storm of 2008 A street in Elora, Ontario, Canada after an ice storm, sometime between 1900 and 1919 A pinecone ...
Storm - Types
... There are many varieties and names for storms ... Ice stormIce storms are one of the most dangerous forms of winter storms ... Ice storms also make unheated road surfaces too slick to drive upon ...

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