Drizzle

Science / Weather / Drizzle: Slowly falling precipitation in the form of tiny water droplets with diameters less than 0.02 inches or 0.5 millimeters. It falls from stratus clouds and is often associated with low visibility and fog. It is reported as 'DZ' in an observation and on the METAR.

Freezing Drizzle

Science / Weather / Freezing Drizzle: Drizzle, falling as a liquid, but freezing on impact with the colder ground or other exposed surfaces. It is reported as 'FZDZ' in an observation and on the METAR. MORE

Mist

Entertainment / Liquor / Mist: A glass packed with crushed ice to which spirits are added, usually straight. MORE

Stratus

Science / Weather / Stratus: One of the three basic cloud forms (the others are cirrus and cumulus. It is also one of the two low cloud types. It is a sheetlike cloud that does not exhibit individual elements, and is, perhaps, th MORE

Snow Grains

Science / Weather / Snow Grains: Frozen precipitation in the form of very small, white, opaque grains of ice. The solid equivalent of drizzle. It is reported as 'SG' in an observation and on the METAR. MORE

Precipitation

Science / Biology / Precipitation: The part of the hydrologic cycle in which the water vapor in the atmosphere falls to Earth as rain or snow. MORE

Warm Front

Science / Weather / Warm Front: The leading edge of an advancing warm air mass that is replacing a retreating relatively colder air mass. Generally, with the passage of a warm front, the temperature and humidity increase, the pressu MORE

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