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Old 12-24-2011, 01:10 PM   #6791
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no hoarfrost this morning,
I'm afraid to ask what that is... I can see by the spelling that it has nothing to do with loose women and wild nights...
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Old 12-24-2011, 01:18 PM   #6792
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Hoarfrost occurs when it is very cold and foggy. The frost looks like snow coming down, but it is tiny ice crystals, doesn't look anything like snowflakes. The hoarfrost collects on every single branch on the thee, every needle on pine trees. It is strikingly beautiful with everything outlined in fluffy ice crystals layered anywhere from 1/2 to 2 inches thick.

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Old 12-24-2011, 01:21 PM   #6793
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Yes, it is pouring rain with no end in sight until next week. Secretly, I am very glad there is not snow, but the wet is kind of gloomy.
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Hoarfrost occurs when it is very cold and foggy. The frost looks like snow coming down, but it is tiny ice crystals, doesn't look anything like snowflakes. The hoarfrost collects on every single branch on the thee, every needle on pine trees. It is strikingly beautiful with everything outlined in fluffy ice crystals layered anywhere from 1/2 to 2 inches thick.

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Parts of southern Saskatchewan get hoarfrost. It is incredibly beautiful. I remember travelling to my friend's Mom's house in Rock Glenn and seeing the hoarfrost on the sides of the road. Thanks for the memory, PF!
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Old 12-24-2011, 01:26 PM   #6795
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Hoarfrost occurs when it is very cold and foggy. The frost looks like snow coming down, but it is tiny ice crystals, doesn't look anything like snowflakes. The hoarfrost collects on every single branch on the thee, every needle on pine trees. It is strikingly beautiful with everything outlined in fluffy ice crystals layered anywhere from 1/2 to 2 inches thick.

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Thanks Fi. That is beautiful. 40 years since I was able to see that in person. Winter always stuck me as 1% beautiful and 99% PITA. Love to look at it in photos though!
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Old 12-24-2011, 01:28 PM   #6796
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Parts of southern Saskatchewan get hoarfrost. It is incredibly beautiful. I remember travelling to my friend's Mom's house in Rock Glenn and seeing the hoarfrost on the sides of the road. Thanks for the memory, PF!
That's what it looked like yesterday and it stayed so cold it lasted most of the day until a breeze came up and knocked it all down. There are several trees outside the office window, I enjoyed it as long as possible.
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Old 12-24-2011, 01:55 PM   #6797
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:06 PM   #6798
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Winter has arrived here in Eastern Ontario. We have been fairly lucky with milder climes as of late. I woke up to -24 C (-14 F). It has come up some and is sunny and clear.
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Old 12-24-2011, 03:42 PM   #6799
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Today has given us 30F. It is about time we started to get some winter weather. Now I have something to complain about.
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51 and mosty cloudy, but the sun is out alittle bit. Tomorrow it's supposed to rainy, windy and around the same temp.
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