The temperature dropped from 81° to 63° from Cape Canaveral to Gainesville, FL. The sky was overcast and I was hitting spots of rain. At the moment, I did not expect to run into the white stuff till I got on the other side of Tallahassee. The other pilot car that ran the rear escort drives for someone else and her boss told her to find a place to stop. I told her that she was messing up if she stopped to soon. She decided to stop in Marianna, FL and I decided to come on home. The following are the photos and radar images from that night, in order, that I posted on Facebook to keep everyone texting me up to date.

Just hit I10 West. It's 49° and still raining off and on. From the looks of the radar, I have about 250 miles before I hit the white stuff.

Just hit I10 West. It’s 49° and still raining off and on. From the looks of the radar, I have about 250 miles before I hit the white stuff.

 

Just passing by. Looks like I will be getting in to the bad stuff soon. I will post periodic updates on my progress for those that are concerned about me being out here on the road in the middle of this mess. Right now it is 31° and raining.

Just passing by. Looks like I will be getting in to the bad stuff soon. I will post periodic updates on my progress for those that are concerned about me being out here on the road in the middle of this mess. Right now it is 31° and raining.

 

FL I10 West around the bridge at mm35...traffic at a stand still. Not sure what is going on.

FL I10 West around the bridge at mm35…traffic at a stand still. Not sure what is going on.

 

Just got a little ice build up, not much. Been in much worse than this before.

Just got a little ice build up, not much. Been in much worse than this before. – Oasis Truck Stop

 

Loxley, AL Exit 44 on I10. — in Loxley, Alabama.

Loxley, AL Exit 44 on I10. — in Loxley, Alabama.

 

Westbound, Mobile tunnel is shut down. Big trucks made it to the bottom of the tunnel but can't climb the hill out of the tunnel. I am going to get off of exit 26 and check out the Bankhead tunnel. Don't really want to have to try to go across the big bridge on I165. Mobile Bay bridge, westbound side. — at Mobile bay bridge- Interstate 10.

Westbound, Mobile tunnel is shut down. Big trucks made it to the bottom of the tunnel but can’t climb the hill out of the tunnel. I am going to get off of exit 26 and check out the Bankhead tunnel. Don’t really want to have to try to go across the big bridge on I165. Mobile Bay bridge, westbound side. — at Mobile bay bridge- Interstate 10.

 

I10, Mobile tunnel is CLOSED! — at Mobile Tunnel.

I10, Mobile tunnel is CLOSED! — at Mobile Tunnel.

 

US98 Semmes, AL

US98 Semmes, AL

 

US98 by the Lucedale scales. — at Hwy 98 Lucedale, MS Scales.

US98 by the Lucedale scales. — at Hwy 98 Lucedale, MS Scales.

 

Home Sweet Home!

Home Sweet Home!

 

 

 

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