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ice storm

[′īs ‚stȯrm]
(meteorology)
A storm characterized by a fall of freezing precipitation, forming a glaze on terrestrial objects that creates many hazards. Also known as silver storm.
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With ice storms, ''you can have perfectly healthy trees that are structurally sound, have good strength capacity, and they can still be damaged,'' Casey said.
Keep learning--Because of its size and geographic location, Entergy has extensive experience managing outages caused by ice storms and hurricanes.
Researchers working at an outdoor test facility found that loblolly pines growing under carbon-dioxide levels mimicking those predicted for the year 2050--roughly one and a half times today's levels--fared better during and after a major ice storm than did loblollies growing under current concentrations of the gas.
Linemen from six states and across the border in Ontario, with experience from the 1998 ice storm, work around the clock to remove the tangled debris of collapsed towers and repair the main transmission system.
This was a unique historic event to the forests," says Maine Forest Service Director Chuck Gadzik, of a massive January ice storm in New England and eastern Canada that climatologists say was created by El Nino.
Dubbed a service for God's Frozen Chosen, survivors of Eastern Ontario's worst ice storm came together to pray, share stories and praise God.
No cities exceeded 125 points during the December ice storms, he added.
Hamilton said he hopes that will make a difference in future ice storms.
A study of the tree damage caused by two previous ice storms has made us aware of the principal causes of tree failure.
said it recently received its last $6 million payment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for damage caused by the January ice storm.
Sanko, the latest bout of weather precipitated minor flooding in western Pennsylvania and brought ice storms to residents in eastern Pennsylvania.
In New England, two January ice storms knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of customers and killed at least 12 people.