DoubleDogFarm wrote:The rain today ended a 12 day dry streak. . . .
That "dry steak" translated into days and days of freezing fog here. There was a small snow storm late yesterday and it was such a relief to get the poisonous air outta here!!
I think I've got the hoar frost thing
kind of figured out . . . since there has been NO temperatures above freezing, the snow on the ground sublimates
and is "captured" by the trees . . . where it forms ice crystals, which build up and then fall back to the ground under the trees! The air has been so stagnant that this was the "atmospheric condition" of any interest over the last 2 weeks.
Now, if I've got my quotation marks and italics all in the right places, this may be correct.
I did check the Snotel Weather Service sites nearby. All of them had a 90% or nearly so, normal "Snow Water Equivalent." And that, is darn-near official and should be very welcome information.
More snow in our forecast and we've "officially" had 6 daily winter lows in the single