freezing drizzle


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freezing drizzle

[¦frēz·iŋ ¦driz·əl]
(meteorology)
Drizzle that falls in liquid form but freezes upon impact with the ground to form a coating of glaze.

freezing drizzle

A Rain of very light intensity, composed of fine droplets of less than 0.5 mm diameter, which freeze on impact with the ground, objects on the earth's surface, or aircraft in flight. The symbol for slight freezing drizzle on weather maps is image, and for heavy freezing drizzle it is image.
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Freezing precipitation, such as freezing rain, freezing drizzle and supercooled large droplets, fall outside the capabilities of most small FIKI-equipped aircraft.
However if the air mass cools further or lift is increased, freezing fog can transition to a freezing drizzle condition with heavier icing potential.
But, a wide variety of precipitation types occurs at temperatures near 0[degrees]C including freezing rain, freezing drizzle, ice pellets, snow pellets, and wet snow that can occur alone or in combinations.
Yet the omens had been as dark as the clouds that shrouded Bucharest from the moment the Rangers party touched down on Tuesday, spitting freezing drizzle on to streets that were as colourless as its people who went about their daily grind hunched into coats, scarves and gloves.
Terrible conditions did not devalue the football provided by two teams that kept going through driving, freezing drizzle.
The storm was blamed for the death of at least two people ( a North Dakota couple who were killed when their car overturned as snow and freezing drizzle covered the road.
The storm was blamed for at least two other deaths - a North Dakota couple who died when their car overturned as snow and freezing drizzle covered the road.
Henry surely watched with anxiety as my P-51 disappeared into the fog and freezing drizzle after take-off.
Handing out photocopied portraits of Alexander in the freezing drizzle, Sergei, 55, told the Daily Mirror: "We have no information, we are forced to rely on our own sources and our own strength.
Nasty freezing drizzle had coated the porch and when I checked the county road, the asphalt was black ice.
The periods of freezing drizzle will cause travel difficulties, and people should be prepared for slippery roads.