I have lived in the Charleston, SC area for 19 years without witnessing an ice storm. Yet, in the past two weeks, we’ve had not one, but TWO ice storms! On January 31, we had Winter Storm Leon. (See pictures in two parts: here and here.) Wednesday, we got Winter Storm Pax. Although this storm didn’t last as long, it was actually worse.
Compared to Winter Storm Leon, we got more ice, which brought down trees and power lines, and caused the loss of electricity to thousands – me among them. (Thankfully, my electricity was off for only six hours; others are still without power.) It was truly deja vu of my childhood in Rhode Island. Although my home escaped unscathed, a house two streets over from me had a tree fall on it and they had to seek shelter.
While outside taking these pictures, all I could hear was the snapping of branches and the swooshing of large pieces of ice falling to the ground as the branches drooped. Dangerous, yes. But oh so pretty.
WINTER STORM PAX IN PICTURES – MY TREES:
WINTER STORM PAX IN PICTURES – MY YARD:
WINTER STORM PAX IN PICTURES – MY NEIGHBORHOOD:
Did you go through Winter Storm Pax? How did your homestead fare?