Tuesday, Jan. 4th, 2017, we had an ice storm. But it was NOTHING!!!
Gentle reminder to those freaking out today #1998 pic.twitter.com/FBM1F4YUF1— MAF (@M4FM4N) January 4, 2017
There were many without power yesterday. It was around the freezing mark, but slightly above.
Today it is -10 C., and quite cold. They called this a flash freeze.
Ottawa was worse off than we were here in Perth. I took photos of the trees over the course of the day. The storm was done, and it was warmish. Slowly, the clouds parted and all day the ice fixed to the trees melted. So many branches were touching the ground.
Eventually, the trees shed their moisture, and our lovely, old white pine trees stood tall.
The sun came out, and then the winds started up and the snow squalls began!
By the afternoon, the ice coating their needles had melted, and they stood tall again. However, the snow began to fly and the wind was wicked.
What a day it has been!