This is an eyewitness report from the NowPublic member Jawa Lunk who was on the scene.
The Ice man Cometh after the Rain in Northern Michigan
Well, as predicted in part by our weathermen, and in part by my personal experience in Michigan for nearly 40 years, the rains came with mid to upper 30°F temps which caused a melting of approximately half os the 2 feet accumulation we had received over the past two weeks.
The rain turned to mixed "slurries" in the evening, followed by a drop in temps, causing everything to ICE for Christmas morning.
This balance in temps, slurry and rain, causes the streets and sidewalks to be slick, and the forming of "Icicles of Death" on roof edges all through the city.
Today (the day after Christmas), the temps are still in the upper teens to low 20's, with the wind it feels like 9°F right now.
This has been an interesting December to say the least.
I can live with all the snow, but HATE the mixed, rain, slurry and all the slush it leaves behind!