Ice storms - BEWARE!
Ice storms can often be one of the most horrific natural weather occurrences. These storms cause a multitude of accidents like car crashes, power outages, and injuries to oneself. When falling snow meets a layer of air that is warm enough to melt the snow, it becomes freezing rain. If you look at a weather map, freezing rain is usually found on the cold side of a warm front. In this area, surface temperatures are typically below freezing or at the freezing point. As the rain falls, it becomes super cold from passing through a layer of cold air, and as it comes in contact with a cold surface, it freezes. The drops themselves do not freeze; however, they become so cold they are referred to as "supercooled drops." When these supercooled drops come in contact with a surface, they freeze instantly and form a thin layer of ice, and this is why it is called freezing rain. Freezing rain can affect any surface. Call SERVPRO of South Cabarrus County for any restoration you need due to melted ice.