It was 8 degrees out on the front stoop ealier this morning and out on the deck it was 14 degrees. When I wen out to feed the cat on the deck he ran away as I poured water carefully into his water dish; as he ran his nails were sliding on the wet looking deck. The wet look is from the ice and snow that fell off the roof in disturbing crashes all afternoon yesterday. I expect more today. I told mom that everything outside that looks wet is black ice.