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    Rime Ice - Wilmington, Ohio

    12/06/2007


    Photographer's Description: Rime ice grew along a fence outside of the NWS office in Wilmington. Behind the fence, a satellite dish also aggregated ice, but only above the level of the surrounding fence!

    Photographer Andy Hatzos, NWS Wilmington
    Date taken December 6, 2007
    Location Wilmington, OH (Clinton 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.  As seen here, the morning of December 6 was foggy, and with a temperature below freezing, this favored the deposition of rime ice on exposed surfaces.

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