Freezing Drizzle

February 5th, 2013 at 6:59 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

   We had blog comments and a couple calls about freezing mist/drizzle overnight.  With temperatures below freezing, the ice will linger and cause icy spots on the driveways, side streets, parking lots and sidewalks in the morning.  The light snow yesterday also made some slick spots.  There is also a chance of an isolated patch of fog.  Remember, anytime you get in fog when the temperature is below freezing, you can get black ice (really clear ice) forming and roads can get very slippery.   Drive carefully this morning.

36 Responses to “Freezing Drizzle”

  1. michael g (SE GR) says:

    It was drizzling within the last hour here. 27*

  2. Robert (Plainwell) says:

    My windshield was glazed over about 10 minutes ago.

  3. Larry from Hastings/Barry Co says:

    Bill, we are getting alittle freezing drizzle. MDOT has been by my house three or four times, in the last 45 min. Becareful everyone, cars are driving real slow by my house.

  4. rory says:

    drizzle for shizzle………..

  5. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    It is drizzling outside Bill, so it must be freezing on contact since the temp is below freezing… Btw, I like “Mt. Pleasent Triangle!”

  6. Travis Ulberg (West of Martin, Allegan County) says:

    I had ice on the shield of my helmet earlier this evening. It was a mix of freezing drizzle, sleet, and snow.

  7. TACO BOY says:

    If only we could drizzel dazzel a job out of Fixxxer! The Michigan we be a better place! TACO BOY…..

    1. Jack says:

      Taco Boy, Speakin of Drizzle, Drazzel… CHECK This OLD Cartoon ..That Uses those exact WORDS :
      Drizzle, Drazzle, diesel, Drom… Time for This One To Come HOME !!!! ( help..MR. Wizard )…. LOLOL. ENJOY !!!!

      1. Brenda (Otsego) says:

        I SO remember that cartoon!

        1. Jack says:

          Yeah,Brenda that was a great old cartoon. I had forgotten all about it until, I saw the Words, Drizzle, drazzele… CRAZY, How memories work These Days ! Peace, glad ya Enjoyed it . ;-)

    2. fixxxer says:

      Lol keep trying taco….i mean indy.

  8. BJ says:

    There was a light freezing drizzle falling as I was driving a while ago from NW Grand Rapids to Alpine and 4 Mile Road. It was freezing a little on the windshield but the roads seemed OK. My car thermometer said 29 degrees. As I returned home it seemed to be stopping.

  9. fixxxer says:

    Pretty crappy winter so far. Im ready for it to be over!

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      The last couple weeks have been like heaven! COLD and plenty of SNOW! Keep in coming!

  10. SW Kent says:

    Fixxxer, just curious. Why do you stay in Michigan?
    You seem to hate our weather.
    I think you would like Florida……lot’s of heat and humidity.

    1. Skot says:

      no reply as usual.

  11. Kevin(Rockford) says:

    Drizzle fo shizzle…doing that up here with a few flakes mixed in

  12. Geneo says:

    Fixxxer could have the best weather in the world and he would still not be happy.

    1. Jack says:

      BINGO!!!!!! GENEO !!!!! ;-) . ;-)

  13. Kevin (Marshall) says:

    Heard there was an 8.0 magnatude earthquake near the Solomon Islands a short time ago. Tsunami warnings issued.

    1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

      Funny you say that! Bill just tweeted that about a minute ago :)

    2. Jack says:

      yup, Recent earthquakes

  14. Kathy says:

    Bill, We are experiencing freezing rain here in Nashville also. Becareful for those out driving

  15. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    Btw, Bills rival appears to have the heaviest snow on the northern tier counties, with light snow elsewhere:

  16. Tonka says:

    Just drove from the belt line area to zeeland. Drizzle was better as you got closer to zeeland. Slick a bit in GR.

  17. tinainvbcounty says:

    Just drove Paw paw to Gobles….M40 had slick spots but salted more. The primary county roads…not so much! If it was pavement it was ice!

  18. Mike says:

    Freezing drizzle and black ice showing up on the pavement. Headed out to salt.

  19. Mike (Battle Creek) says:

    Battle Creek area

  20. Travis Ulberg (West of Martin, Allegan County) says:

    Had pretty heavy freezing drizzle between 7pm and 10pm. I had to scrape the ice off my shield every couple of miles on the snowmobile trail. Than luckily it changed over to snow around 10pm, and we’ve got a dusting of snow. There is minor drifting.

  21. Tom in Kalamazoo says:

    It has been a light to hard drizzle here in Kazoo. My car temp has said 30 degrees the entire night and it’s usually fairly accurate. I have been delivering pizza and the roads have some ice spots, but the sidewalks are very icy.

  22. Marti B (Grandville area) says:

    Bill, or anyone – when is that heavy snow supposed to start on Thursday? I have an early morning dentist appointment downtown near St. Mary’s Hospital (8:15 a.m.) So tired of this, soooooooooooo ready for spring and warm weather! I’d rather have it be 110 degrees than this snow and cold! ;)

  23. Brian(Grandville) says:

    Looks like Michigan gets revenge against Ohio State tonight.
    Signing day tomorrow for the college football world.
    Wings lose tonight.

    Sports update.

  24. Tyler says:

    We are supposed to get another 4 inches tommorow night. We shall see.

  25. Brad says:

    Folks, fixxxer is without heat, so forgive any crankiness:

    (All in good fun, fixxxer :-) ).

    1. Skot says:

      i saw that and HOPED that too. LOl

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