Hoar frost, Merritt BC  Photo KDG

Hoar frost, Merritt BC
Photo KDG

Hoar frost was caused by high humidity and freezing temperatures on Sunday. This gave the citizens of Merritt a wonderful display.

Frost is the term for several types of coatings or deposits of ice that may form in humid air in cold conditions, usually overnight. In temperate climates it most commonly appears as fragile white crystals or frozen dew drops near the ground, but in cold climates it occurs in a greater variety of forms.[1]

Frost is known to damage crops or reduce future crop yields, therefore farmers in those regions often invest substantial means to prevent its forming. source wikipedia.

Rain and above freezing weather came up from the west behind the humidity, however we were treated to a display on Sunday. The long rang forecast calls for snow before Christmas an moderate sub zero temperatures.

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