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Ice storm (128 words)
An ice storm is a storm of freezing rain that coats surfaces in layers of ice.
In 1991, a severe ice storm hit the city of Rochester, New York.
A severe ice storm in January 1998 struck a large region of southeastern Ontario, southwestern Quebec, and upstate New York.
Weather Elements: ICE STORMS: HAZARDOUS BEAUTY (1852 words)
Ice storms most commonly develop along a line stretching from northern Texas to Newfoundland in slow-moving low-pressure systems where there is a large temperature difference between the warm Gulf air and cold Arctic air.
Ice storms lasting 12 hours or more generally produce ice accumulations several centimetres thick and affect an area that may range from a few square kilometres to areas covering several states/provinces.
In advance of the warm front of an ice storm, warm, moist air moving in from the warm sector overruns the surface cold air ahead to produce the characteristic vertical temperature layering (a low-level temperature inversion of warm air above and cold below) of the pre-warm front atmosphere.
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