What is rime ice? | Almanac.com

What is rime ice?

Print Friendly and PDF
What is rime ice?
Rime ice is essentially frozen fog. Super-cooled water droplets which are suspended in clouds when temperatures dip below freezing, will freeze instantly when they contact anything solid, such as a building, road sign, etc. The freezing droplets may form delicate, feather-like structures that coat the object in white.