Ice Storm Index

This is a useful tool to gauge the severity of the developing ice storm:
It is called the Sperry-Piltz Ice Accumulation Index (named after its creators).

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Note that the purple areas in southeast Oklahoma and Arkansas (just west of MEM) call for "prolonged and widespread utility interruption" with "outages lasting 5 to 10 days."

It is urged, especially if you live in a red or purple area or close to either that you prepare for the possibility of power outages. Again, the ice storm preparation rules are here.


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