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Old 10-17-2007, 01:30 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Woke up the other morning to a nice blanket of hoar frost here in Bethel.

If you are wondering what it is....here you go.

Hoar frost.

Hoar frost occurs when water vapor touches a very cold surface and freezes on it instantly. This can happen to the leaves and branches of plants, and will cover them with ice crystals that look like spiky fingers.
It can also occur on other freezing surfaces such as soil and metal, and so can often be seen on cars. Hoar frost can occur at higher temperatures than rime frost – usually when the air temperature is around 0°C (32°F). However, the ground is usually much colder, and the air must be moist for the ice crystals to form.









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Old 10-17-2007, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Beautiful but seems early for that. We see this for most of the winter too. Wow there's someone with worse weather than me. On the news they are always saying Alaska is warmer than we are but I thing they are talking about the maritime areas!
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Old 10-17-2007, 01:54 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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Beautiful but seems early for that. We see this for most of the winter too. Wow there's someone with worse weather than me. On the news they are always saying Alaska is warmer than we are but I thing they are talking about the maritime areas!
YES, I've heard the same thing in the past. But luckily we haven't even had frost yet.
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Old 10-17-2007, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Alaskans for Global Warming
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Old 10-17-2007, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Beautiful and intruiging at the same time. Nice shots!
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Old 10-17-2007, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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I forgot to post the fence. Behind it is the Kuskokwim River.

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Old 10-17-2007, 07:05 PM
 
Location: IN
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Alaskans for Global Warming
Alaska has already been feeling the affects of global warming. The permafrost melting in large areas is a big concern.
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:03 AM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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That's funny!
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