Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Frosted pines

A fog with 100 per cent humidity, no wind and the perfect temperature gave us some beautiful frost this morning.
It was all gone by noon.
I just learned that this hoar frost forms when there is more moisture in the air than the air can carry and the dew point is below freezing.Posted by PicasaAnd what is the definition of "dew point?" The temperture at which a vapor begins to condense. When the dew point and the temperature are within four degrees, you can expect precipitaion. Science lesson of the day.

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