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Freezing Fog

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Category: Weather Weather
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Tag(s) Weather Phenomena
Icing

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Definition

Fog comprised of supercooled water droplets which freeze on contact with a surface.

Description

Unless they have something to freeze onto, water droplets will continue to exist in liquid form until the temperature drops below -10°C263.15 K
14 °F
473.67 °R
at which time the droplets will freeze to become ice crystals (see Ice Fog).

Effects

Freezing Fog will leave only a thin film of frost or ice on an aircraft which nevertheless needs to be removed before flight.

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