We got a bad winter surprise today when we woke up to heavy freezing rain this morning. Yuck.
Freezing rain is pretty unique to very cold countries. When surface temperatures are below freezing, raindrops freeze upon impact with any object they encounter. The resulting ice accumulates to a thickness of several centimeters and it coats just about anything.
It results in pretty dangerous weather conditions. Power lines and trees bend under the weight of the ice and can break. Streets are roads are extremely icy and slippery. And of course, you have the scrap the ice off cars left outside, like we did for ours.
Ice is quite beautiful: trees are glowing and funny icicles can be spotted everywhere. Still, I hope it melts pretty fast. I feel trapped at home!