Monday, January 16, 2017
Good Morning Ice World.........
Having been outside with Barney earlier today I can testify the it is dangerous out there. The sidewalks and street are very coated with ice. I was out on it last night when it was first accumulating and the streets were impossible to walk on. I did the ice shuffle as Barney insisted on crossing the street. The places where it looked like there was no ice, were actually places of clear ice.
The streams they left seemed to be lower in the sky as they were larger and closer to the ground. The very next morning, I shot this stream in the sky. It was being made as I stood there and when I first saw it, the length of it was a tenth of what you see here.
The sky above us is the flight path to the Des Moines airport and it seems like it would be difficult for the Air Force base to use the same air space. I suppose the jets fly at a higher altitude than the passenger plane. The commercial jets are headed north and south while the Air Force is to the west of us near Omaha.
We will be in all day today as travel will be impossible. I guess our watch actually is over by Tuesday noon tomorrow. We will find lots of things to do and the ice storm does call for some down time for a nap. I hope everyone is safe today and warm too. Thanks for stopping by today.