Ice Storm!

I know states to our south frequently get ice storms, but they are rare in Wisconsin. We usually get snow instead.

However, we had a significant ice storm this week Monday through Tuesday evenings. Which, ironically, came exactly 100 years TO THE DAY after Wisconsin’s last massive ice storm on February 22, 1922!

Anyway, we had to spend quite a bit of time today cleaning up after this storm. Luckily the sun came out for a bit, providing us with some melting even though temperatures remained in the teens and low twenties all day.

I tried for some pictures as the sun hit the birch tree in our front yard. The big picture didn’t work with the sun behind the tree, and I could tell it was going to cloud up again by the time I’d be able to put on boots and coat to try from across the street.

But luckily when I enlarged portions of that iPhone pic back inside the house, some of the glittery ice showed up on the branches after all.

What I really wish I could have captured (but couldn’t because of impending clouds and the need to put on boots first) would have been a picture of our house from across the street, with our giant ice-covered birch sparkling in sunlight. Oh well . . .

Maybe we’ll catch it after the next ice storm, a hundred years from now! 😀

One final fun video, courtesy of WTMJ TV and a couple of creative guys out in Waukesha, a city on the western edge of the Milwaukee metro area.

About Katherine Wikoff

I am a college professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering, where I teach literature, film studies, political science, and communication. I also volunteer with a Milwaukee homeless sanctuary, Repairers of the Breach, as chair of the Communications and Fund Development Committee.
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4 Responses to Ice Storm!

  1. Ice on the trees is so beautiful. Ice on the roads, not so much!

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  2. Wyrd Smythe says:

    Yeah, it’s a spectacular, but awful, look, everything coated in ice. It’s been a while since we had one here, but much less than 100 years! What I love is a good hoar frost that turns the whole world into fresh white frost. All the pretty with none of the “when will my electricity come back on?”

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  3. MELewis says:

    The ice is so pretty! And those two ‘curlers’ really look like they enjoyed it. 😁

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