freezing rain


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freez′ing rain′


n.
rain that falls as a liquid but freezes into glaze on contact with the ground.
[1790–1800]

freezing rain

- Rain that freezes on impact with the ground or objects.
See also related terms for impact.
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and finally freezing rain will result in slippery conditions on untreated roads and sidewalks,'' according to the National Weather Service.
Once freezing rain has hit a sub-zero surface and frozen on to it, it becomes effectively 'bonded' to the road and is virtually impossible to remove.
He also cautions, "We've tested a few [AWOSs] and they also can output freezing drizzle (FZDZ) and freezing rain (FZRA), but they rely on temperature measurements (and not actual accretion) to make these determinations.
TREACHEROUS: Lorries are stuck on the A169 road between Pickering and Whitby, as a "perfect storm" of freezing rain falling on icy roads caused chaos on the roads.
Both Calderdale and Kirklees Councils are warning motorists to be extra cautious this morning, following a forecast of freezing rain.
If a change in frequency suggests the presence of freezing rain, but precipitation indicator reports snow, then the ACU reports snow; otherwise freezing rain is reported.
Freezing rain was falling at the time of the crash, although it is not known if this was a factor in the accident.
But motorists traveling Interstate 5 through the Grapevine should prepare for snow and freezing rain today and Saturday, beginning at the 4,000-foot level.
Who wouldn't want to stand outside in freezing rain and icy wind, shepherding obnoxious, ungrateful adolescents and uncontrollable, screaming infants across the road?
Officials were at a loss to explain how Gage Gabriel suffered only minor injuries in the accident, then survived almost 12 hours in freezing rain on a beach.
We were willing to drop bomb after bomb and wage an indefinite air war on Serbia in the name of saving the Kosovar Albanians, while hundreds of thousands of them huddled for many weeks in the freezing rain in open fields at the Macedonian and Albanian borders without food, shelter, or sanitation.