We had planned to fly home today, but Mother Nature had other plans. After a great weekend with family and friends along with some decent weather, a frontal system blew through last night leaving unfavorable conditions for our flight home. There is, in my opinion, an impassable line of thunderstorms this morning to the southeast and the temperatures have really dropped creating warnings for moderate icing conditions aloft from here to the other side of the cold front. It has been IFR conditions here all day with low ceilings and reduced visibility at times in drizzle.
I don't mind flying in the clouds, in the rain, shooting approaches, and dodging thunderstorms as long as I can see them and remain well clear. What I will not do is tangle with embedded thunderstorms or icing and both of those conditions will remain an issue for the rest of today. So I called my boss and made the safe and only decision; we are staying put for at least another day. Hey, at least we get to help celebrate Logan's 6th birthday today!!!!