Fortunately freezing rain is not all that common in the Bella Coola Valley unlike most places east of us in this country It's not rare either, but it just doesn't tend to be really extensive when we get freezing rain. Last night's freezing rain didn't last too long, but it was enough to completely glaze everything over with a few mm of ice this morning and make for careful driving and walking pretty well everywhere in the valley.
Tonight we are having our first light rain at + 2 C for a long time, since Dec 18 in fact. And there wasn't much rain in December either, only 12.2 mm plus 4.9 cm of snow. It feels nice out there tonight, but it's that time of year when something dramatic should happen for a snowfall, but no signs of it on the horizon. Maybe the El Nino means winter will just shrivel away this year. Grizzly