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Definition of Freezing rain

Freezing rain Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
WEATHER&METEOROLOGY
Rain that falls as liquid and freezes upon impact to form a coating of glaze on the colder ground or other exposed surfaces. It is reported as "FZRA" in an observation and on the METAR.
Freezing rain Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Freezing rain is the name given to rain that falls when surface temperatures are below freezing. Unlike rain and snow mixed, ice pellets (sometimes called "sleet"), or hail, freezing rain is made entirely of liquid droplets. The raindrops become supercooled while passing through a sub-freezing layer of air many hundreds of feet above the earth, and then freeze upon impact with any surface they encounter. The resulting ice, called glaze, can accumulate to a thickness of several centimeters. The METAR code for freezing rain is FZRA.

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