Result of freezing rain

This cold spell is nothing

Almost three decades ago I was living on a brand new sailing yacht on the Columbia River by 33rd ave and Marine Drive. The winter was super cold for a long time. Freezing rain came and it was so cold that the Columbia River water froze solid in the boat moorages 400 feet out from shore. I was able to get to the side of my yacht hull and do some waxing while standing on the frozen water. The Columbia River was froze too except where the tug boats with barges broke up the ice. You could watch as the broken chunks of ice very slowly moved downstream at a much slower rate than the water usually moved. Was not a bad freeze as the Columbia RIver experienced decades before that but there was ice three to four inches thick at the moorages.

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