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    Ice storm isn't a term we use in the UK. Is this a different term for a heavy snow storm or something different?
    Possibly what we would refer to as freezing rain?


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    It's freezing rain which, given the right conditions, freezes on the trees, and builds a thick coating of ice. Following the precipitation, it was windy which resulted in branches breaking off or trees toppling from the weight.

    Much of New Hampshire is forested, so power lines were in great jeopardy throughout the state. There are still areas without power due to the damage. I didn't measure, but I'd say the ice coating was between 5 and 10 mm on many of the branches that came down.
    Though New Hampshire got the worst of it by most measures, northern Massachusetts (bordering NH on the south) and Vermont (to the west) had extensive damage as well.

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    There was a peice on 'From our correspondent' on the BBC R4 yesterday about this ice storm. Very interesting it was too. Should be on BBC listen again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    Ice storm isn't a term we use in the UK. Is this a different term for a heavy snow storm or something different?
    Possibly what we would refer to as freezing rain?


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    Here's a bit more detail if you are a bit of a weather wonk, like myself.

    http://icestorms1.tripod.com/id14.html
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    Here is a pic of what a bad ice storm can do. It is a close up of a pine covered with ice. Taken last weekend, just a couple of days after the storm hit. The location is Plainfield, MA, up in the Berkshire hills.

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    Neat picture Gene

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    Great shot, Gene! And just imagine what happens when a whole stand of trees is coated like this and the sun shines through. Kinda like a chandelier (sp?).

    Also imagine what it's like to have 10mm of solid ice coating your car and needing to get it off without chipping the paint. Been there, done that. A couple of feet of snow is easier to deal with, I think.

    And, no, there's no snow here. No white Christmas for me.

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    There must be a dozen or more kinds of snow between "dry" and "wet". My snow-blower is good for about three of them that only fall in Colorado...on Thursdays...between 10 and 12 AM. I live in New York. For two days now I've been out pushing the bleepin' blower around only to see it clog and fail with the mere appearance of the sun for 10 or 12 seconds.

    I love snow. In pictures. Somewhere I'm not. And today is the first day of winter. !@#$ADSRAD!!!!!
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    I have a few images up from the storm at my blog http://www.lizzbartlett.blogspot.com It was pretty messy. On Saturday I drove over a lot of downed lines to get up to the high country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jovo View Post
    And today is the first day of winter. !@#$ADSRAD!!!!!
    Ya but, it was the shortest day of the year! Its all uphill from here!

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