WPC: Unusual – Frazil Ice

For Thursday’s entry for the Daily Post’s challenge theme of ‘Unusual’ we look at the Frazil Ice. I am not sure if Frazil Ice occurs much in Indiana; I do not ever remember seeing this type of ice around here until I saw this batch. Frazil ice is a collection of loose, randomly oriented needle-shaped ice crystals in water. According to Wikipedia, the following conditions must exist and even then this ice might form or it might not:

  • open, turbulent, supercooled water
  • clear nights
  • colder weather
  • with air temperature reaching 21°F(−6°C) or lower

This batch of Frazil Ice showed up on White Lick Creek this past December.

(Click on any image to open the gallery for a closer look!)

See more posts of the ‘Unusual’ at the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual!

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