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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freezing_rain

... Atmospheric convection · Air pollution · Climate · Cloud · Fog · Cold wave · Heat wave · Jet stream · Meteorology · Severe weather · Weather forecasting · Cumulus clouds in fair weather.jpeg Weather portal · v · t · e. Freezing rain is the name given to rain that falls when surface temperatures are below freezing. ... When these supercooled drops make contact with the ground, power lines, ...

www.answers.com/Q/What_forms_when_rain_freezes_on_contact_what_a_cold_surface

True or false Water vapor freezes on a cold surface liquid water forms ... When rain freezes on contact with a cold surface, it forms ice, but the rain is called ...

www.weather.gov/source/zhu/ZHU_Training_Page/winter_stuff/winter_wx/winter_wx.html

Freezing rain will occur if the warm layer in the atmosphere is deep with only ... Upon hitting the ground or objects such as bridges and vehicles, the rain freezes on contact. ... Rain can also begin as ice crystals that collect each other to form large ... rain that becomes supercooled and freezes upon impact with cold surfaces.

wxguys.ssec.wisc.edu/2013/12/31/how-does-freezing-rain-form

Dec 31, 2013 ... Freezing rain forms when a very shallow layer of cold air is at the surface, causing the freshly melted raindrops to freeze on contact with ...

wonderopolis.org/wonder/whats-the-difference-between-snow-sleet-and-freezing-rain

Snow forms in clouds at temperatures below freezing. ... water droplet reaches the surface of the Earth and comes in contact with cold objects (such as cars, ... sleet; snow; rain; cold; ice; cloud; freezing; shallow; winter; weather; surface; vapor ...

www.weatherquestions.com/What_causes_freezing_rain.htm

Jan 10, 2011 ... Brief, simplified description of the causes of freezing rain. ... a shallow cold air mass below it, freezing on contact with the ground ( if ... through it doesn't have time to freeze before it reaches the surface. If the cold air layer is deep enough, the rain freezes as it falls to form ice pellets (also called sleet) instead.

www.ck12.org/book/CK-12-Earth-Science-Concepts-For-High-School/section/9.20

Dew forms when moist air cools below its dew point on a cold surface. Frost is ... Sleet is rain that becomes ice as it hits a layer of freezing air near the ground.

climate.ncsu.edu/climate/winter_wx/Precipitation_types.php

If the snowflakes encounter a shallow layer of warm, above freezing air with below ... is often the case with cold air damming,) then the liquid droplets will freeze on contact ... below freezing layer at the surface. Source: NWS JetStream. Cold Rain ... will rise above freezing and anything that falls will remain in the liquid form.

earthsky.org/earth/all-about-freezing-rain

Jan 20, 2017 ... Freezing rain is simply rain that falls through a shallow layer of cold ... Once rain hits that shallow, cold air near the surface, it freezes on contact with any ... Some of the worst ice storms to form were thanks to this CAD effect ...