Freezing Fog: What the Hell is That?

snowI'm about to head out to see American Idiot, so I checked the weather via my Ubuntu Linux desktop. Here's what I saw:

freezingfog

Freezing fog? What the hell is freezing fog?

According to the National Weather Service:

Freezing fog occurs when the water droplets that the fog is composed of are "supercooled". Supercooled water droplets remain in the liquid state until they come into contact with a surface upon which they can freeze. As a result, any object the freezing fog comes into contact with will become coated with ice. The same thing happens with freezing rain or drizzle.

That's some scary shit right there!


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twins

This "scary fog" happens very frequently in Bolton. Actually happening here now. As said water droplets hit any surface & then freezes because the surface is very cold.

Scary shit, yes as I wound up in a ditch 2 years ago thinking just wet roads & was sheer ice.

December 30, 2011 @ 5:49 PM

dlauthor

Wasn't this in a Roland Emmerich movie or something?

December 30, 2011 @ 9:52 PM

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