Ice storm

An ice storm is a type of winter storm characterized by freezing rain, also known as a glaze event or, in some parts of the United States, as a silver thaw.[1] The U.S. National Weather Service defines an ice storm as a storm which results in the accumulation of at least 0.25-inch (6.4 mm) of ice on exposed surfaces.[2] They are generally not violent storms but instead are commonly perceived as gentle rains occurring at temperatures just below freezing.

Devastation caused by an ice storm