Thursday, March 24, 2011

Instructions for my Husband: Black Ice is Real. For Reals.

Photo from DJTrousdale.com
 
Yes, you are lucky enough to be married to my super-creative and incredibly imaginative self. And yet...

I did not personally make-up black ice. Black ice is real. And it is dangerous. For reals.

I "googled it" and found not only the awesome photo above from DJ Trousdale, but also this online proof taken directly from an update from the one-and-only NOAA:

Issued by The National Weather Service New York City, NY . . .

... AREAS OF DANGEROUS BLACK ICE EARLY THIS MORNING...
LIGHT WINDS AND MOISTURE LEFT OVER FROM YESTERDAY'S LIGHT RAIN HAS ALLOWED FOR THE FORMATION OF BLACK ICE OVERNIGHT AS TEMPERATURES HAVE FALLEN TO OR BELOW FREEZING. THIS THIN LAYER OF ICE THAT YOU'LL LIKELY FIRST NOTICE ON CARS PARKED OUTSIDE OVERNIGHT IS ALSO COVERING AT LEAST SOME ROADWAYS. THIS ICY CONDITION IS COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS BLACK ICE.
TRAVELERS SHOULD ALLOW EXTRA STOPPING DISTANCE AND BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR POSSIBLE ICY CONDITIONS THROUGH EARLY THIS MORNING. BLACK ICE IS MOSTLY LIKELY ON SECONDARY AND TERTIARY ROADWAYS AS WELL AS WALKWAYS... THOUGH PORTIONS OF LESS TRAVELED HIGHWAYS MAY BE ICY AS WELL.

Also, Black ice has its very own entry on Wikipedia, so it has to be real.

And last, there is no mention of a black ice myth anywhere on Snopes.

Is there something I'm missing? Is black ice a myth? A fad? A hoax?

This is my seventh post in my ongoing series of Instructions for My Husband.

4 comments:

l.e.s.ter said...

Black ice is a fad -- after this weekend, I don't think you'll hear anything about it until at least November.

Anna said...

lol from your mouth to mother nature's ears! who thought black ice would still be in at the end of march?

Jill said...

Black ice is super scary!! I would love for you to tell me it's not real.

Anna said...

i know, it *is* scary, but my huz thinks i exaggerate. glad to know i'm not alone in my black ice fears!

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