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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.answers.com/Q/What_is_rain_that_freezes_on_a_cold_surface_called

What forms when rain freezes on contact with a cold surface? It rains at almost any time of the year. When rain freezes on contact with a cold surface, it forms ice , ...

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.

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

The most likely place for freezing rain and sleet is to the north of warm fronts. ... 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.

www.weather.gov/rnk/Measure_Icing

Both freezing rain and sleet occur by the same general process: liquid raindrops in a ... Instead, the water freezes on contact with the surface, creating a coating of ice on whatever the raindrops contact. ... to icing as they are surrounded on all sides by the cold air and freeze more quickly. ... Complete our storm report form.

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 ...

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

Jan 20, 2017 ... When this rain becomes supercooled, it can freeze on contact with ... 2) Sleet forms when the layer of sub-freezing air is fairly deep, 3,000 to 4,000 feet. ... Shallow, cold air at the surface can sometimes occur thanks to cold air ...

ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/wwhlpr/freeze_hyd.rxml

Freezing Rain. freezes on impact with a cold surface. Ice storms can be the most devastating of winter weather phenomena and are often the cause of ...