FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Fog developed Friday morning and due to the temperatures at the time, it was freezing fog.
The freezing fog left behind its signature mark, rime ice.
But, what is rime ice?
When you have freezing fog, there are supercooled water droplets within the fog.
Supercooled means the droplets are in liquid form, but their temperature is below freezing.
These droplets are looking for something to stick to like a car, trees or even roadways.
Freezing fog can create slick spots, but it also creates a beautiful scene.
A bit of RIME ICE developed this morning! Icy surfaces may appear fragile or sugary with little spikes. It's all because of our freezing fog this morning with calm winds... Amazing! pic.twitter.com/7WEy4oIoKQ
— Kimberly Newman WNDU (@KimberlyWNDU) February 17, 2021
Close up, rime ice looks like white, feathery ice needles or sometimes it can look a little clumpy.
From a distance, the trees look white like it could be snow sticking to them.
Nonetheless, rime ice adds a little something extra to our winter wonderland and it can cling to trees for hours.