We had an ice storm today. That NEVER happens in Salt Lake.
We're in the middle of the worst temperature inversion since 1982 (which was worse by far), today was the first day to get UP to freezing in weeks, and the air quality resembles that of a casino in the 1970s. But today it rained -- because it was warm enough to do that above the inversion. Unfortunately, when the rain hit the cold air below the inversion, it didn't shift to snow; it just froze.
The roads, the sidewalks, and everyone's windshields turned to sheets of ice. Cars were sliding off the roads everywhere and getting to school was like watching goats with skates strapped to their hoofs.
By the time I got home this evening, the driveway looked like someone had hosed it down and let it freeze. I seriously had ice half an inch thick in several areas. It took me 45 minutes and ten pounds of ice melt (not an exaggeration) to get it to the point where it was safe to drive my car into the garage.
I hope it's not that bad again in the morning because I'm nearly out of ice melt now!