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Freezing Fog coating trees

| Friday, January 24, 2014

Tree Coated By Freezing Fog Ice Crystals from flickr user ruth.rothschild 
After several days of Arctic subzero cold, our temperatures rose to above freezing (33 degrees to be exact). With the warmer temperatures also came high humidity, which caused dense fog. The dense fog collided with some freezing air higher up in the atmosphere, causing the water vapor contained in the fog to freeze as it precipitated toward the ground, forming ice crystals. As the freezing fog precipitated, it landed on objects near the ground, such as the branches and berries on the tree in this photo.

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