Sunday morning revealed an icy Paris Mountain in the fog as seen in this view from Furman University.
The frozen fountain in front of the Westin Poinsett. Weather is expected to reach into the upper 50’s today, which will likely melt all of this ice.
The fountain in front of the Countybank building at River Street and MacBee Avenue. The word is that it will warm up over the next week.
This fountain in front of the Westin Poinsett hotel creates my favorite winter sculpture. The shape can vary each year, depending on temperature, wind, and water flow. The ice builds only at the lower temperatures for this area.
This fountain is a favorite for selfies or hotel guests to pose in front of the ice sculpture.
Fire and Ice came together on this fountain in front of the Countybank / Cherry Bekaert building on West McBee Avenue. The winds of the polar vortex drove the fountain to freeze on one side. The weather has since returned to normal winter temperatures.
Denton also captured an interesting Fire and Ice view of this fountain back when it used to be the Piedmont Natural Gas location.
The wind whipped up this pattern of frozen water on the safety cables for the walkway above RiverPlace. The temperature remained below freezing for more than 40 hours, but should return to normal winter temperatures through next week.
A rare and extreme Polar Vortex arrived almost exactly one year to the day after last year’s incident. A blast of wind ushrered in a 22 degree temperature drop from the previous day and ended up at around 10 degrees. The wind died by morning, but by then any exposed water froze – and created artwork such as this fountain at BB&T on Buncombe Street facing the entrance to downtown Greenville.
Although it is expected to get into the 60’s today, last week saw much colder temperatures – here is another view of the fountain in front of the Poinsett Hotel.
This week the weather went from 65 degrees to a bit of snow and icy roads. This is the fountain in front of the Westin Poinsett on an icy morning.
These ice crystals appeared on the side of the Swamp Rabbit Tail north of Greenville. After a rain, the water seeps up from the base of a bank, then freezes on a cold day. More water pushes up from below, it also freezes and creates these strands of ice that look like pulled taffy.