riparian rap

Roof glaciers, singular weather and bad news for a mouse.




We had a rare (for southern Illinois) snowmelt flood event today–the ice and snow melted under 50+F temps and crazy wind to fill all the creeks. Over in Missouri the flooding is serious.

This morning we took the dogs out under beautiful blue skies with very fast moving clouds. Taki the Terrier caught a field mouse. This is all terriers seem to be good for, and this rescue dog remains available to a good home.

On ice physics, the sleet, snow and freezing rain lamination on the corrugated metal roof of our shed worked its way off with some glacial characteristics, curving down off the end instead of breaking.