After some pretty mild weather the first part of February with six inch tall daffodil leafs, winter storm Octavia finally touched us in the worst way on Monday. As the storm moved east, it provided snow to its north, rain to its south and freezing rain in the middle – we are in the middle. In case you are not a Weather Channel watcher, the freezing rain often begins as snow at the cold, high altitude, then changes to rain as it passes through a warm layer and shows up that way here. Unfortunately, with the outside temperature in the mid 20’s the rain freezes after landing.
This had several impacts for us but most importantly it glazed any untreated roads and made them totally impassable and it stuck to trees and power lines. I originally didn’t know what caused the problem, but our power went off about 10pm Monday and fortunately we got to use that generator we bought a couple of years ago – it now seems worth the money.
The RV is definitely angry at us for leaving Florida as the rain turned to ice all over it.