The past few days have seen temperatures near 70 and we've all rejoiced and been glad in it. But do not be deceived, things have a way of changing. Anyone remember 6 years ago last night and today?
During the night time hours of November 30, 2006, the St. Louis area was hit with an ice and snow storm which downed trees and power lines eerily similar to that same year's July storm. Homes and businesses were without power in temperatures dipping into the teens. In July the week long power outage saw temperatures in the 90's with high humidity. Here's how the morning of December 1 looked.
And Collinsville's Blum House which lost many trees and limbs that July lost more in the ice storm
"Yesterday's winter storm which hit St. Louis turned out to be mostly sleet and ice with a topping of late night snow. However, the ice was so thick and so pervasive, it downed tree limbs and power lines. This morning we have awakened to deja vu all over again as half a million homes in the metro area are without power. This is almost a duplicate situation from last July's massive storm which left almost a million people in the dark for a week."