Storm Highway by Dan Robinson
Weather, photography and the open roadClick for an important message
Home | Blog Index | Blog Archives | Christianity & Faith Essays

                   Tuesday, January 14, 2014 5:04PM CST

Frost road icing event; Alton bald eagles - January 12

By DAN ROBINSON
Editor/Photographer
25 Years of Storm Observing
Important Message
Dan's RSS/XML feed
Dan's YouTube Video Channel

HD VIDEO 1: Frost road icing in Alton, IL
HD VIDEO 2: Bald eagles on the Mississippi River in Alton

I spent all of Saturday night into Sunday morning documenting a rare and dangerous all-frost (non-precipitation) road icing event. These events happen during ideal radiational cooling under clear skies at night, and seem to be related to melting snowfall creating a shallow moist layer of air at the surface. The frost accreted heavily enough on the roads to make conditions treacherous, and many accidents were reported across the Midwest, including at least one fatal crash. I spent the duration of the event in Alton, IL. These photos and the video linked above demonstrate the conditions.

On the way home after sunrise, I stopped down at the icy Mississippi River for a few minutes along the Great River Road to see if there were any bald eagles. I saw 8 in about 10 minutes, including one devouring a fish very close to the road. Here is a short clip.

Post a Comment
Please note that IP addresses are logged. Abuse will be reported to ISPs or corporate network management

The following comments were posted before this site switched to a new comment system on August 27, 2016:

These are very high quality pictures, what camera do you use?
- Posted by Anonymous

25 Years of Storm Observing
Important Message
Dan's RSS/XML feed
Dan's YouTube Video Channel

This web site is made possible by support from CIS Internet.
CIS Results-Oriented Internet Marketing

GO: Home | Storm Expeditions | Photography | Extreme Weather Library | Stock Footage | Blog

Featured Weather Library Article:

Lightning FAQ
Everything you ever wanted to know about lightning!
More Library Articles

All content © Dan Robinson. All usage requires a paid license - please contact Dan for inquiries.

Web Site Design and Internet Marketing by CIS Internet