Sunday, January 30, 2011
The Icing Begins Tonight
"This storm will make history," the meteorologist said, combining the 1982 worst snow storm (around 2 ft) with the 2006 worst ice storm (several inches) that shut down the city with over 500,000 without power for days. The Missouri National Guard has been put on alert. AmerenUE, the power company, has made arrangements to bring in out of town crews.
According to NOAA weather:
THE GREATEST THREAT OF DAMAGING ICE ACCUMULATION AND POWER OUTAGES ALONG AND SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 44 IN MISSOURI (our place). ACCUMULATIONS...ICE ACCUMULATION BETWEEN ONE QUARTER AND ONE HALF INCH ARE POSSIBLE. SLEET AND SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 12 INCHES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.
Ice: 1 inch of ice or more.
Snow: 1-2 feet depending on where you are
Winds: 30-40 mph
Trees: the last time we heard trees breaking and falling all over our property.
The Pieta Prayer Book has a Blessing Against Storms that I like. Perhaps combined with our four corner packets we'll keep our power this time!
Jesus Christ a King of Glory has come in Peace. † God became man, † and the Word was made flesh. † Christ was born of a Virgin. † Christ suffered. † Christ was crucified. † Christ died. † Christ rose from the dead. † Christ ascended into Heaven. † Christ conquers. † Christ reigns. † Christ orders. † May Christ protect us from all storms and lightning † Christ went through their midst in Peace, † and the word was made flesh. † Christ is with us with Mary. † Flee you enemy spirits because the Lion of the Generation of Judah, the Root David, has won. † Holy God! † Holy Powerful God! † Holy Immortal God! † Have mercy on us. Amen!
I think I will go pick a bit of that greenery, from yesterday's post, and place it in some water. It might be a nice to see in a day or two!