Cold temperatures cause fog, frost to form across Michiana
The coldest morning in two years across Michiana also included some spectacular sights.
STREAK BROKEN! This morning around 4:30am, South Bend fell to -2F. That ends our streak of 747 days without falling below zero.— Emily Kennedy (@EmilyKennedyWX) February 17, 2021
I'm tracking some areas of dense fog as well that could lead to slick spots on @ABC57News. #inwx #miwx #bittercold #fog pic.twitter.com/QbtIoD9d3j
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.
Hoar frost is covering the trees as the blanket of freezing fog is lifting this morning. ? So cool!— Emily Kennedy (@EmilyKennedyWX) February 17, 2021
Keep in mind, roads could also have a layer of ice on them from the freezing fog. #hoarfrost #coolweather pic.twitter.com/3pubBAHZgw
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.