Dry freeze | Article about dry freeze by The Free Dictionary
dry freeze[¦drī ′frēz]
The freezing of the soil and terrestrial objects caused by a reduction of temperature when the adjacent air does not contain sufficient moisture for the formation of hoarfrost on exposed surfaces.
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We'll be rowing a total of 3,000 miles and be living off dry freeze
and hard dry freeze
-- With little precipitation throughout the winter, these areas experience 15 or more freeze-thaw cycles in a year and are typically located in the higher elevations of the western United States.