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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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When a brutal ice storm hit North America nearly 20 years ago, 3 million people were left without electricity because power lines came down.
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.
In other words, there is a definite chain of events beginning with the ice storm and ending with the property damage.
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.
The research question was whether the timing and severity of the ice storm during pregnancy affected the cognitive development of children.
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.
Like the flexible hemlock tree that bends but does not break, nature has bounced back from the Ice Storm that last winter devastated New York's North Country.
More than 6 million acres of forests in New Hampshire, Vermont, and upstate New York also suffered damage from the ice storms.
Worshippers were to attend the service wearing the clothes they had worn during the ice storm in Eastern Ontario and Quebec.
There have been no detailed studies of ice storms in oak-hickory forests and none specifically targeting old-growth stands.
Customers can prepare ahead for the possibility of power outages associated with an ice storm by assembling an Emergency Storm Kit including: