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Pictures of the ice storm in Kansas City

post #1 of 17
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We weren't hit nearly as bad as others from the ice storm. The white you see in the pictures is all ice. It's not supposed to snow here until Friday night. Here are some pictures from around our yard:

The wooded area in our back yard. It has a magical feel about it:


The trees right off our deck. Notice the little icicles hanging from the branches:


Our pine tree in the front yard. The birds are out in force today foraging for food in the ice covered lawn. The lawn is hard to walk on as even the grass blades have icicles on them. The dogs are having a really hard time going out to do their business on it:


And a view of the lake. You can see the woods behind the lake completely covered over in ice:


Anyone else have storm pictures to share from your part of the world?
post #2 of 17
Those photos are amazing It does have a magical feel, love the photo of the trees right off your deck with the icicles hanging off of them...
post #3 of 17
oh my!! It looks so pretty!! But I know that it is so dangerous!!
post #4 of 17
Ice storms are horrible...but they're also beautiful! Thanks for the pics!
post #5 of 17
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I'll try to get more pictures once the sun comes out tomorrow. The ice is even more amazing with the sun shining on it. It's very monochromatic right now.
post #6 of 17
I know it's very dangerous but iced trees are just so beautiful.
post #7 of 17
It IS pretty! It's a shame that it has to be so dangerous though..

My heart & prayers go out to all of you who have had to suffer through this.

Vibes coming your way that things will improve quickly!

~KK~
post #8 of 17
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In 2003, we got hit with an ice storm that left a lot more damage. This is similar to what many folks got in other areas for the storm that hit this week.

The trees that didn't snap in half bent nearly to the ground. This tree happened to survive:


All of the very tall trees lost about 1/3 of the top of them. Smaller trees snapped in half. This is a view of what was left of our trees after the 2003 storm:


It took nearly a year to clean up all of the branches from that storm. This was some of the mess in the yard around the immediate house. We had about 5 acres of damage. Got about 4 cords of firewood out of it and a burn pile that you could see on satelite image. After a while we got tired of cutting and were throwing entire trees into the burn pile.
post #9 of 17
Very pretty photos. We had icy trees yesterday, too. Stay safe!
post #10 of 17
Wow!! Amazing photos!!! Thankfully we didnt get that bad ice storm~we did get hit with one a few yrs ago though!!

My brother and my grandparents are some onf the unfortunate ones that have been without power for 2 days now!

Everyone please stay safe!!
post #11 of 17
Oh gosh! I'm cold just looking at those pics! I'm glad to hear you didn't get his as hard there. Stay safe and warm!!!
post #12 of 17
I love how it looks, but it sucks that ice has to be so dangerous (and cold). I have a few pictures from an ice storm we got here last year.

The side yard.


My kitchen window.


Trees.


post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by catlover19 View Post

My kitchen window.
That's truly amazing that it stuck on vertical surfaces!! Thanks for sharing!
post #14 of 17
Beautiful pics, but I'm glad I live in Florida!
post #15 of 17
Oh wow that 2nd set of pics shows just how dangerous it can be, but that first set is absolutely beautiful!
post #16 of 17
We got a bad ice storm in 98 I think. we were out of power for a long time (2 weeks I think) We had half the neighborhood staying with us because we had a wood stove so we were warm and could cook It was aweful! I was scared to death driving to work on a sheet of ice, I hope we don't get another one for atleast another 10 years!

It is pretty and amazing to see though!


My wonderful friend Stormi (familytimerags) Lives in OK City, I am praying her and her family are doing well, I haven't heard from her in a while so I hope they are all safe (as well as every one else affected by the storm)
I hope that "the survivior tree" doesn't get killed They showed it on the news that people were trying to get the ice off and save it ( it is the tree that survived the ok bombing it is now a land mark)
post #17 of 17
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I hope that "the survivior tree" doesn't get killed They showed it on the news that people were trying to get the ice off and save it ( it is the tree that survived the ok bombing it is now a land mark)
I hadn't heard that story. Once it warms up, the ice melts pretty fast and the tree will upright itself again. I had to go out yesterday and whack the ice off a small tree that was bent in half - it was an oak that still had its leaves so the weight of the iced leaves caused it to bend.
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