Persistent fog leads to pesky—yet beautiful—rime ice on the Prairies

Persistent fog leads to pesky—yet beautiful—rime ice on the Prairies

Rime ice - a phenomenon that occurs when supercooled water droplets found in freezing fog come into contact with an object that is below freezing - is weighing down power lines on the Prairies.

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.
This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.
This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.

The conditions are courtesy of persistent fog. On Wednesday morning, fog advisories were in place for parts of Saskatchewan.

SaskPower reported several pockets of outages Wednesday but did not explicitly state the cause.

This wouldn't be the first time hoar frost has caused problems in the area.

Multiple days of fog and freezing fog on the central Prairies in early December 2018 resulted in more than 30,000 calls from Saskatchewan residents, reporting power outages.

More about rime ice

Rime ice explainer
Rime ice explainer
Rime ice explainer 2
Rime ice explainer 2

Thumbnail image: Wikipedia/softrime2006) CC BY 2.5