FREEZING RAIN IN WISCONSIN

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  1. Grammy Teacher

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    Watch it on 21 today, Kinder! Could be a bit slick!!!
     
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    Thanks grammy. Actually, it wasn't raining this morning, but now it is really coming down! The Packer game should be "lots" of fun tonight! ICK!
    I have to go shopping tonight, so I hope the temps hold. If it gets much colder it will be treacherous. I'd rather have snow!!!!!!
     
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    Are you at school today and tomorrow?
     
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    Yup..........tomorrow is the last day! I'm so ready! Polar Express day in my class.........jammie day! :)
     
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    It's been raining a lot down here too, but I don't think it's freezing rain. Is it suppose to head this way?
     
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    It's been sunny here! We had Polar Expres day yesterday.
     
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    I just saw an shot of the stadium on the NFL Network...... The people who go out there tonight have to be hardcore fans (just like the Bronco fans are). The weather you guys are having looks more miserable than our 2.5 feet of snow.

    Major Hunt :)
     
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    Major........Packer fans ARE ALL hardcore fans!! I don't live too far from Green Bay and the hwy that leads from Milwaukee to Green Bay is backed up for miles! I cross it everyday. Glad I didn't have to use it today..
    This may be Brett's last home game, so LOTS of people coming out for it despite the weather.
    I wish this were snow, too. But I sure don't want what YOU guys got! Holy Cow!!!!!!!
     
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    A lot of schools ran late this morning in our area. It's still raining so tomorrow could be a mess and I am having the kids party at work.
     
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    Question: What is "freezing rain"?
     
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    Freezing rain develops as falling snow encounters a layer of warm air deep enough for the snow to completely melt and become rain. As the rain continues to fall, it passes through a thin layer of cold air just above the surface and cools to a temperature below freezing. However, the drops themselves do not freeze, a phenomena called supercooling (or forming "supercooled drops"). When the supercooled drops strike the frozen ground (power lines, or tree branches), they instantly freeze, forming a thin film of ice, hence freezing rain.

    The above was taken from this site: http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/cld/prcp/zr/frz.rxml
     
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    Thanks - I had not either heard of it nor (obviously) encountered it - I will file that one away so that when I next discuss the differences between us and the US, I can tell my students about freezing rain. Is it common in winter there?
     
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    It has been lately in Maine. It is freezing rain again today. YUCK!
    We don't even have any snow! We always have snow on Christmas.
    Oh btw just because we have it in the northern states, it probably isn't common in the southern states.
     
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    On Long Island NY it's really foggy today-- there's a 6 car pileup on the Southern State Parkway.
     

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