Freezing rain is most commonly found in a narrow band on the cold side of a warm front, where surface temperatures are at or just below freezing.
And you, right now, are currently on this side of a front which is more or less stationary or retreating back to the north at this time (which would make it a warm front, as warmer air is attempting to overtake colder air)...
...Even though official charts still show it as a cold front progressing to the south:
...Until you look at the 24-hour prognostic chart, which does in fact show it retreating back to the north:
Anyway, enjoy the ice. I know I did.
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Futurecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2373 times:
Let me put up a little update from here in Tulsa.
Woke up this morning with the storm at about 4 am. Noticed the power was out at my apartment. Didn't think much of it at the time and went back to sleep. Woke up about 10 am, power still out.
Got up and realized how much you really miss electricity. I had no heat, no hot water, no lights, no way of cooking any food, no radio to find out whats going on, going to the bathroom in pitch dark is fun, and trees had fallen over out back. Luckily none on my building.
Spent a half hour scraping ice off my car to get to work and I found out the true horror of the situation. Driving in the car with the radio was the first time all day I saw the news. Tulsa is now a national disaster area. Airport shut down and earlier today over 50% of the city was without power. Unfortunately my work still had power so we were open.
Now, driving home the city looks like armagedden happened outside. On my entire route home everything was dark and there was thick fog forming. And I mean EVERYTHING was dark. I could never imagine a city looking like this. You can't even see the buildings along the side of the road the fog is so thick in some areas. Street lights are out across the city and stop signs are in the major intersections. There are miles of road where you don't see a flicker of light. It's like a freakin horror movie here.
Anyway, I got home and my power was back, thankfully. They are saying 7-10 days to get it fully restored, I was hoping I wouldn't be waiting 7 days. Now, it's raining again and will probably freeze again overnight. People are panicking here. You can wait 30 minutes for gas in some areas. Wal Mart is closed today because they have no power. Lots of businesses will be running on generators tomorrow they say.
It looks so much like a horror movie outside I'm sleeping with my gun out of its case tonight.