Ice Storm in De Soto, Kansas

November 20, 2007


Provided and copyright by: Doug Zubenel, OwlEye Mobile Observatory
Summary authors & editors: Doug Zubenel

The photo above shows the aftermath of a devastating ice storm that occurred in parts of eastern Kansas and western Missouri on January 30 and 31, 2002. Thousands were left without power on the morning of February 1 and damage to trees and power lines was severe, nonetheless when this day dawned, a winter wonderland was revealed. I journeyed into our wooded back lot, every step a crackling crunch, to find each tree and bush encased in cold crystal -- the scenery was surreal. Who knew that devastation could be so beautiful! Photo taken near De Soto, Kansas on February 1, 2002.