Cold temperatures cause fog, frost to form across Michiana

NOW: Cold temperatures cause fog, frost to form across Michiana

The coldest morning in two years across Michiana also included some spectacular sights.

The area woke up to a blanket of hoarfrost early Wednesday morning. Hoarfrost is a word that is derived from Old English and comes from the look of the frost appearing like an old man's beard. It forms like dew on calm and very cold nights when water vapor freezes on below-freezing surfaces. 

Some also got a glimpse of steam fog on Lake Michigan Wednesday morning as well. When cold, dry air travels over relatively warmer water, steam fog can form! Usually steam fog is not dangerous and is pretty shallow. It's mostly a pretty sight to see!

Temperatures will remain below freezing for the into the weekend, but we will finally come out of the deep freeze by the start of next week. 

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