A Few Ice Pics

Lots of ice yesterday; here are a few pictures of just one section of the driveway.

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After the chainsaw work:

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There are a couple short videos of the trees falling on my Facebook page:  Luckily it only took me 1.5 hours to cut my way out to the road.  But part of it had to wait until 11pm last night once the ice had fallen off the trees and I wasn’t in danger of being crushed.  I ended up with about 3/4″ of ice at home.  Some folks in the Gorge are just now up to freezing; but here at the far west end it’s all gone since temps rose into the 40s around 8pm.  There are spikes of broken trees sticking up all over.  Alders tend to just break off, the trees in the pics below were black locust, they just came over roots and all. This is the most damage I’ve had in the 10 years I’ve been living in this spot. Not sure why because I’ve had thicker ice. It’s possible that we just haven’t had a heavy ice coating in several years so it was just time for some “pruning”.  Also, did you notice the mainly bare driveway?  Even at 28 degrees during the night the driveway and most pavement didn’t freeze.  I haven’t seen that before; most likely due to the warm day on Friday.

And for Jason (who comments here), whew! I got lucky, the trees just missed crashing on top of that new wellhead!

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That’s under the plastic cover.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

19 Responses to A Few Ice Pics

  1. Jason Hougak says:

    Steve’s Pump Service

  2. JJ78259 says:

    Our 5th and final arctic blast we are going thru I hope,78 yesterday at 11 am to 30 by midnight! Now we have a potential tonight for thunder sleet . Lots lightning bolts and thunder going on right now, very cool! Then back to high 70’s for later in the week can’t wait for 90’s to get here! Love it hot!

  3. BoringOregon says:

    To bad you could not do a Time-Laspe of that!!

  4. W7ENK says:

    Wow, that’s quite the mess you had on your hands!

  5. Notice that Corbett warmed up around 5:40 last night, soon followed by the ice freeing up on the anemometer:

    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/getobext.php?sid=AU658&table=1&banner=off

    But it took two more hours for the sudden spike to happen at Crown Point, not that far away:

    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/getobext.php?sid=D6193&table=1&banner=off

    Both locations briefly dropped again immediately following the warm up.

  6. WEATHERDAN says:

    61 in Salem at 2:00 PM. towering cu N-NW quadrant moving N. Ties for warmest of 2014 so far. Looks very interesting later this week.

  7. Dang that’s not too far from where I parked my car in the summer! It won’t be as shady this year!

    Well, it will be shady, it’s Mark’s house…

    Rather warm here with a nice, very low on the horizon rainbow. 58.5 degrees.

  8. WWM says:

    You said Jason did the well head, what company is he with? local here in Corbett?

  9. Jake-(Gresham) says:

    I don’t know how it was in other places but yesterday morning was pretty nasty here in Gresham. My car was just covered in ice but luckily it wasn’t thick enough to bring down the trees or anything.

  10. pappoose in scappoose says:

    LOOK!

  11. Gabriel says:

    I’ve been waiting for that statement “beware the threat of wandering Stray Albino Donkeys” always cracks me up.

  12. pappoose in scappoose says:

    Possible strong winds?

    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
    954 AM PST MON MAR 3 2014

    DEPENDING ON HOW CLOSELY THESE SYSTEMS MAKE LANDFALL TO OUR COAST… THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR STRONG COASTAL WINDS. STRONG WINDS ARE A
    POSSIBILITY INLAND ALSO…AS THE STRONGER OF THE SYSTEMS MOVES ONSHORE THURSDAY FOLLOWED BY RIDGING FROM THE SOUTH.

  13. Dringus says:

    Cool pics especially the one with the ice all over the driveway. Any thoughts on tstorms today? NWS mentions possibility.

    • pappoose in scappoose says:

      Beware the threat of wandering Stray Albino Donkeys!

      NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
      954 AM PST MON MAR 3 2014

      CONFIDENCE HAS INCREASED THIS MORNING REGARDING THE THUNDERSTORM THREAT. AM ALREADY SEEING SHORT LIVED CLOUD BREAKS WHICH WILL PRIME
      THE ATMOSPHERE FOR CONVECTION. THIS WILL BE A SKINNY CAPE SITUATION WHERE THE SURFACE PARCELS WILL REMAIN JUST ABOVE THE ENVIRONMENTAL
      TEMPERATURE UNTIL REACHING EQUILIBRIUM LEVELS IN THE -35 TO -40C RANGE. DEW POINTS IN THE UPPER 40S TO LOW 50S WILL RESULT IN A FAIRLY LOW LCL AND LFC GIVING ADDED CONFIDENCE IN THE SKINNY CAPE SCENARIO. WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE NOTABLE WINDS ALOFT WITH A SLIGHT LOW ELEVATION TURN FROM SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST. THIS COULD GIVE RISE TO STORMS BECOMING SOMEWHAT ORGANIZED AND LONGER LIVED THAN AVERAGE FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR. MAIN CONCERN WILL CONTINUE TO BE THE GUSTY WINDS BROUGHT DOWN FROM ALOFT AND THE POSSIBILITY FOR BRIEF PERIODS OF CONVECTIVE SQUALLS. WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED TO GET GUSTS PUSHING 45 TO 50 MPH FROM THE STRONGEST POTENTIAL STORMS. EXPECT SHOWERS WILL
      CONTINUE THROUGH THE NIGHT FOR MANY AREAS BUT THE THUNDER THREAT WILL EASE COMING TOWARD SUNSET. /JBONK

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