Ice Storm of January 10, 2011

On January 10th, 2011, a very rare ice storm occurred across the northern portions of the NWS Tallahassee forecast area. Figure 1 shows an analysis of ice accumulations that were reported across the region. The ice mainly accumulated on trees, power lines and cars. Isolated reports of icy roads were also received, mainly bridges and overpasses. A few locations saw sufficient ice accumulation to bring down power lines. Details on this freezing rain event, and the numerous sleet reports that came in the previous afternoon and evening, can be found in the preliminary local storm report included below the image.  A more formal write-up on the event is available via this link.
 

Figure 1. Snow totals measured across the Tallahassee, FL, County Warning Area and adjacent areas from the snow storm of February 12, 2010.

Figure 1. Ice accumulations reported across the Tallahassee, FL, County Warning Area, and adjacent areas, from the ice storm of January 10, 2011.


PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1101 AM EST MON JAN 10 2011

..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..

0430 PM SLEET ENTERPRISE 31.31N 85.85W
01/09/2011 E0.00 INCH COFFEE AL PUBLIC

PUBLIC REPORT OF SLEET IN ENTERPRISE.

0453 PM SLEET CRAWFORDVILLE 30.18N 84.37W
01/09/2011 E0.00 INCH WAKULLA FL NWS EMPLOYEE

LIGHT SLEET REPORTED IN CRAWFORDVILLE.

0530 PM SLEET 1 NE TALLAHASSEE 30.45N 84.27W
01/09/2011 E0.00 INCH LEON FL PUBLIC

LIGHT SLEET REPORTED ON CENTERVILLE ROAD IN TALLAHASSEE.


0645 PM SLEET BONIFAY 30.79N 85.68W
01/09/2011 E0.00 INCH HOLMES FL EMERGENCY MNGR

REPORT OF SLEET IN HOLMES COUNTY.

0652 PM SLEET CLARKSVILLE 30.44N 85.19W
01/09/2011 E0.00 INCH CALHOUN FL TRAINED SPOTTER

SLEET REPORTED IN CLARKSVILLE FLORIDA.

0718 PM SLEET 3 NW CHIPOLA 30.54N 85.15W
01/09/2011 E0.00 INCH CALHOUN FL TRAINED SPOTTER

SLEET REPORTED IN NORTHWEST CALHOUN COUNTY NEAR THE
JACKSON COUNTY LINE.

0930 PM SLEET BAINBRIDGE 30.91N 84.58W
01/09/2011 E0.00 INCH DECATUR GA PUBLIC

SLEET MIXED WITH RAIN SINCE AROUND 930 PM. SOME BRIEF
ACCUMULATION BUT MELTING.

0930 PM SLEET ENTERPRISE 31.31N 85.85W
01/09/2011 E0.00 INCH COFFEE AL BROADCAST MEDIA

REPORTS OF SLEET...OCCASIONALLY HEAVY AT TIMES IN
ENTERPRISE.

0930 PM SLEET GENEVA 31.04N 85.88W
01/09/2011 E0.00 INCH GENEVA AL BROADCAST MEDIA

MULTIPLE REPORTS OF SLEET ACROSS GENEVA
COUNTY...OCCASIONALLY HEAVY AT TIMES.

0945 PM SLEET BAINBRIDGE 30.91N 84.58W
01/09/2011 E0.00 INCH DECATUR GA PUBLIC

SLEET AND RAIN MIX REPORTED IN BAINBRIDGE.

0950 PM SLEET ALBANY 31.58N 84.18W
01/09/2011 E0.00 INCH DOUGHERTY GA PUBLIC

REPORTS OF SLEET OCCASIONALLY MIXING WITH RAIN IN ALBANY
SINCE 830 PM.

1120 PM SLEET TIFTON 31.47N 83.51W
01/09/2011 E0.00 INCH TIFT GA TRAINED SPOTTER

0502 AM FREEZING RAIN 10 NW FITZGERALD 31.81N 83.37W
01/10/2011 E0.05 INCH BEN HILL GA EMERGENCY MNGR

LIGHT ICING REPORTED.

0630 AM FREEZING RAIN OCILLA 31.60N 83.25W
01/10/2011 E0.05 INCH IRWIN GA LAW ENFORCEMENT

ONE ROAD ICY WITH SOME ICE ON TREES.

0800 AM FREEZING RAIN PUTNEY 31.48N 84.12W
01/10/2011 E0.05 INCH DOUGHERTY GA TRAINED SPOTTER

ICE ON TREES AND POWERLINES

0800 AM FREEZING RAIN SCOTTSBORO CROSSROADS 31.70N 85.21W
01/10/2011 E0.05 INCH HENRY AL EMERGENCY MNGR

WIDESPREAD COATING OF ICE ON TREES...POWERLINES...AND
GROUND IN NORTHERN HENRY COUNTY. ROADS MAINLY WET.

0900 AM FREEZING RAIN LEESBURG 31.73N 84.17W
01/10/2011 E0.25 INCH LEE GA COUNTY OFFICIAL

SOME ICY SPOTS ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES AND SOME POWER
OUTAGES AROUND LEESBURG.

0900 AM FREEZING RAIN DAWSON 31.77N 84.44W
01/10/2011 E0.50 INCH TERRELL GA COUNTY OFFICIAL

EMS ESTIMATED BETWEEN A QUARTER AND A HALF INCH OF ICE
ACCUMULATION ON TREES AND POWER LINES. ROADS WERE MAINLY
JUST WET.

0900 AM FREEZING RAIN MORGAN 31.54N 84.60W
01/10/2011 E0.05 INCH CALHOUN GA LAW ENFORCEMENT

SOME ICE ON TREES BUT NO POWER OUTAGES. ROADS ARE JUST
WET.

0900 AM FREEZING RAIN CUTHBERT 31.77N 84.79W
01/10/2011 E0.25 INCH RANDOLPH GA LAW ENFORCEMENT

A FEW TREES ARE DOWN AROUND THE COUNTY WITH ICE ON POWER
LINES.

0900 AM FREEZING RAIN GEORGETOWN 31.88N 85.11W
01/10/2011 E0.05 INCH QUITMAN GA LAW ENFORCEMENT

SOME ROADS ARE A LITTLE SLUSHY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.

0900 AM FREEZING RAIN BAGBY STATE PARK 31.74N 85.07W
01/10/2011 E0.05 INCH CLAY GA COUNTY OFFICIAL

SMALL AMOUNT OF ICE ON TREES IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE
COUNTY.

0900 AM FREEZING RAIN NEWTON 31.32N 84.34W
01/10/2011 E0.05 INCH BAKER GA COUNTY OFFICIAL

THE 911 CENTER REPORTS SOME ICE ON TREES BUT NOTHING ON
ROADS.

0900 AM FREEZING RAIN TIFTON 31.47N 83.51W
01/10/2011 E0.05 INCH TIFT GA COUNTY OFFICIAL

THE 911 CENTER REPORTS SOME ICE THIS MORNING ON TREES AND
CAR WINDSHIELDS. ROADS WERE JUST WET.

0900 AM FREEZING RAIN SUMNER 31.51N 83.74W
01/10/2011 E0.25 INCH WORTH GA COUNTY OFFICIAL

THE 911 CENTER REPORTS ONE BRIDGED ICED OVER AND MULTIPLE
POWER OUTAGES AND TREES DOWN AROUND SUMNER.

0900 AM FREEZING RAIN ASHBURN 31.71N 83.65W
01/10/2011 E0.25 INCH TURNER GA COUNTY OFFICIAL

MULTIPLE POWER LINES DOWN WITH SOME ICE ON ROADS EARLIER.


0905 AM FREEZING RAIN OZARK 31.45N 85.65W
01/10/2011 E0.05 INCH DALE AL TRAINED SPOTTER

ICE ON TREES...POWERLINES...AND PARKED CARS IN OZARK.


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