What is Freezing Rain?

Aya Tofach
Aya Tofach
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Freezing rain occurs if the warm layer in the atmosphere is deep with only a shallow layer of below-freezing air (<= 0°C) at the surface. The precipitation can begin as either rain and/or snow but becomes all rain in the warm layer.

Ice accretion is primarily impacted by:

  1. The temperature of the land surface it’s accumulating on

  2. The precipitation rate.

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