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    Rime Ice - Piqua, Ohio


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    Photographer Liberty Bowman
    Date taken February 20, 2003
    Location Piqua, Ohio (Miami County)     map
    Event Rime Ice

    Additional notes
    Rime ice forms when water droplets within a saturated airmass are deposited on objects and instantly freeze, forming interlocking ice crystals.  Foggy conditions in a subfreezing atmosphere are prime conditions to produce significant amounts of rime ice.  In this case, widespread dense fog blanketed much of Indiana and Ohio the morning of February 20, 2003 while the temperature was below freezing. This favored the deposition of rime ice on exposed surfaces.

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