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    Rain on top of snow.....

    I do not think I remember a time when it rained with temps this low and this much snow on the ground. I am curious what generally happens when rain falls in this scenario. Will it melt it all away and have a beautiful Sunday? Will it coat everything in a layer of ice as it hits? Will it turn the ground to a solid sheet of ice? Any one know in general what would happen or just gotta wait it out and see?

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    The last time it happened when it was this cold was 20 years ago. The rain came down, hit the cold pavement, wires, cars, tree limbs, etc. and froze immediately. Most places in SOMD didn't have electric for a week. Some areas were 3 weeks without power.

    The upside if that happens is we won't hear all the bitching about heat pumps running all the time.

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    That would suck, I need to go to the grocery store so bad but have been putting it off because of the weather. I just do not want to deal with all of the Milk, Bread, TP crazies and the cold. I would not be such a sissy but I have a newborn I do not want to be dragging around in this junk.

    Edited to add: I was really hoping the rain would just magically wash everything away and we would have a beautiful warm and sunny Sunday but I did not want to get my hopes up and be disappointed.

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    They're predicting rain Sunday morning.
    "I don't need no stinking lookers"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacklabman View Post
    They're predicting rain Sunday morning.
    Then expect "localized road flooding".

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    Not just roadside flooding, could be some basements, there is a lot of snow still on the ground from the storm, because its been so cold very little has melted on its own. Now you add rain on top of it, and you will have slushie dams of melting snow that cant drain properly. It might not be good for roofs either especially flat ones with snow still on them and frozen water in downspouts.

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    And the ground is deep frozen so any rain that falls will run off instead of soaking in. If the weather plays out like it is looking to right now, we may be in for a couple or three interesting days.

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    Refreeze on Monday.
    Wrinkles only go where the smiles have been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacklabman View Post
    They're predicting rain Sunday morning.
    plus goona be 40*+.

    no ice

    just

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    It is not going to be pretty.

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