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Old 02-29-2012, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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What's been the lowest surface temperature you've heard of where freezing rain has fallen?

Obviously for it to be FZRA in the first place, somewhere higher up in the atmoshere, it must be above 32 deg of course.

Any idea?
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Laurentia
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For certain I've seen freezing rain in around 20-22F during the Groundhog Day Blizzard. I've also read some stories from a past storm in New England (somewhere on the AmericanWx forum) of freezing rain occurring in the mid singles to low 10's F. It's hard to imagine any atmosphere layer being more than 30 or 40F warmer than the ground, so I'd imagine a "hard limit" is around 0 to -10F.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:35 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I've seen freezing rain in the mid to upper 20s. Low 20s might be a stretch.
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Vernon, British Columbia
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My mom gets quite a bit of freezing rain where she lives. It is not that uncommon for it to be below -10C (14F) when it does this.
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Had a freezing rain episode in December last year - covered the bin lids with a thick layer of ice and caused havoc - saw a few videos of people not being able to walk. Was just below freezing though.
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Old 11-18-2013, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Bremerhaven, NW Germany
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We had -2°C/ 28°F and heavy rain on christmas eve 2002, the sidewalks were coated with several inches of ice.. don't want to experience such awful weather again on christmas.
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Location: NYC
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definitely mid 20s, I feel like seen low 20s a few times
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:25 PM
 
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-7c /19f
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Old 11-18-2013, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Glasgow, UK
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I think that we had freezing rain on Christmas Day in either 2009 or 2010. It was at least as cold as -3C and possibly even colder.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Saskatoon
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I've seen freezing rain at -10°C before, that would be the coldest that I can remember seeing or hearing of it.
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