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The Hazards and Beauty of Freezing Fog

 

January 20, 2021

While the fog that descended on the region earlier this month made driving difficult with reduced visibility and by creating some slick surfaces on January 9 and 10, it also dressed the trees and other outdoor items in a frosty rime.

According to the National Weather Service, freezing fog is a unique weather phenomenon. Although not that different from regular fog, freezing fog forms when below freezing air temperatures and a moisture source condense into a fog cloud full of tiny supercooled water droplets. This moisture in the air remains in liquid form down to about 14 degrees Fahrenheit,...



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