I have a bunch of trees in the yard, two of them are pretty big pine trees. I was out in the yard today (trying to thaw the ice off the car door so I could drive to the store). Both pine trees have broken limbs still hanging up in the tree. The one nearest the house has a couple of low limbs so heavy with ice that they touch the ground (normally they're about 7 feet off the ground.
I just heard a big crack. Something hit the ground. Since I don't have a tree branch new to the living room I assume it hit the ground.