With several days of dense freezing fog, the weather has been ideal for rime ice
WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - It’s been a picturesque start to 2021 as Wisconsinites took to the outdoors to capture photographs of the frosty formations on trees, fences and plants.
The fuzzing looking ice is called “rime ice”. Rime ice looks very close to “hoarfrost”. In short, the main difference between rime and hoarfrost is that rime is the result of freezing fog, hoarfrost forms in the absence of fog. Rime ice is formed when small supercooled water droplets freeze on contact with a surface which is below freezing.
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