Weather in the Deep South has been strange this year. Our car started icing as we drove through coastal Mississippi on our drive over to New Orleans on Friday. We hadn't really expected icy weather because the forecasts were not in agreement. Our friend's staircase was encased in a thick layer of ice by the time that we had to bring up our suitcase and other bags. That was a scary experience. Not only is the stair steep but the old railing offers no stability. Thank goodness the ice had melted by morning.
Icicles on Railing
The newest bout of winter precipitation hasn't been quite as bad as we were expecting here in the Florida panhandle. Everything is covered in a thick coat of ice but with very little snow accumulation. The humidity level was so low that most of the snow sublimated about as fast as it fell.
My husband and I are at my mother's house so that she's not alone and we'll be iced in until at least mid-day on Thursday when the temperature begins to rise. There have been power outages but thus far, we've been lucky. Just a couple of days of weather like this is enough to make me stir crazy. I have no idea how people deal with this up north!