The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
-Psalm 19:1

Do you know that God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?
-Job 37:15

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Hot and cold...

A winter storm that has left more than 600,000 customers without electricity is barreling into the Northeast... ~source
Some of the reports coming in from this devastating ice storm are shocking. It's so hard to imagine what it must be like for the people enduring this disastrous ice storm event.
Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry declared a statewide emergency Monday. Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear did the same Tuesday in his state, where ice up to 1.5 inches thick weighed down tree limbs Tuesday and caused them to crash onto roadways... ice in some places was 3 inches thick... ~source
"You hear the popping - it sounded like gunfire - and it's limbs from trees breaking," said Hopkins County, Ky., Judge-Executive Donald Carroll, who was among those with no power. ~source
... and that is so true. My blog-friend, Tricia posted some videos on her blog, where the eerie sound of the tree branches crumbling under the weight of all that ice comes as loud bangs. How scary! Here are some shots Tricia took of the ice from the storm around her house...This second one is a branch that has fallen onto her house. Transformers have blown.Thanks, Tricia! When all is said and done, I am wondering how this ice storm will be compared with the North American Ice Storm of 1998.

Aside from all that, here we have nice spring-like temps again. It really is beautiful. We are expecting rain as things push eastward, and temperatures will creep down, but with quick recovery. We are blessed. My heart goes out to all those suffering through the storm.

I heard this on TWC this morning. It was a car commercial of all things...
If severe weather happens and you're not there, did it really happen?
Well, sounds typical to me. I am never there for severe weather, and I'm sure it happens. The good news is that my area will be having spotter training next month!! Woohoo! So, if there is weather, we'll be prepared.

Have a great day!


  1. We didn't get it too bad here in Dallas, but still bad enough to cause some serious traffic headaches.

  2. Icky... Yep, Tricia did an awesome job at reporting that storm. Never really endured such nasty ice storms such as that.... bleccchy!
    I'll take this arctic air and snow over that anytime, thank you very much.

  3. Looks like your temps are rebounding too, Ken. Awesome!

    Michele, You guys don't get the icey mess, eh? Just snow... I suppose. Enjoy.

    Looks like Tricia fared ok.


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