Six inches of snow yesterday has been covered by freezing rain, leaving an ice layer between 1/2" to 1" thick. Walking on the sidewalk is impossible; walking in the yard requires breaking through the crust to the ground below. It is snowing now, on top of the ice. Whee!!
My bird feeders have turned into cages of icicles.
Look how thick the ice is!
In fact, the snow surface is so glassy that ... well, just watch what happened when I put my Magnum feeder down before filling it with black oil sunflower seeds.
Needless to say, I won't be going to work today. This is only the second time in my career that I have called off work because of weather. I'm pretty proud of that record.
As long as the power holds out, I plan on posting updates throughout the day.
Hope you are safe and warm, wherever you are!