Friday, February 22, 2008

Is there a meteorologist in the building?

I understand the concept of freezing rain. It's rain that freezes upon contact. What I do NOT understand is how it can rain when it is below freezing. Can someone explain?

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Scott said...

The reason it can rain when the surface temperature is below freezing is because the air above the ground is above freezing. Usually in freezing rain situations, the cold air is very shallow with warmer air flowing over the top. When the rain falls there is not enough time for the rain to freeze until it makes contact with below freezing surface.