What is a Flash Freeze

Updated: Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 6:41 PM

A Flash Freeze occurs when there’s a rapid drop in temperatures causing a quick freeze of water already on the ground from rain or melted snow. A flash freeze is different from freezing rain. Freezing rain is when rain hits roads and other surfaces that are at 32 degrees or below and freezes on contact. Ice created by a flash freeze isn’t any slicker than ice from freezing rain or from a gradual temperature drop.

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