Freezing Fog

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I went out this morning and it was foggy. But it was more than a fog, it was freezing fog.

According to Farmer’s Almanac, freezing fog is considered rare because specific circumstances are required for the fog to form. The fog consists of “supercooled” water droplets, which means the moisture remains liquid despite temperatures being below freezing.

These tiny, supercooled liquid water droplets can freeze instantly on exposed surfaces. Some surfaces that these droplets may freeze on include tree branches, stairs and rails, sidewalks, roads and vehicles. So it’s never ideal to drive in freezing fog as the roads could be icy.

However, freezing fog can leave a beautiful landscape with trees and grass covered with icicles.

Here’s a close up of the icicles on the bare twigs and branches.

Despite the harsh and cold condition, winter can definitely be a wonderland.


(*photos taken with an iPhone)

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