Flash Freeze & Fast Ice

The contrast was pretty dramatic between Thursday night and Friday morning.

Nearly an inch of rain fell before the cool down. Since the ground was saturated, there was plenty of standing water exposed to the sub-freezing chill-down. The result is something I like to call “fast ice” because of the flash freeze. In talk about the dynamics of this kind of fun, beautiful backyard winter artwork in Episode #051 of my podcast, WeatherJazz┬«:

Note how quickly the barometer rises as the cold air comes in on this superimposed chart.

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