The Natural Phenomenon In Wisconsin That Only Happens During Wintertime

All the cold and snow that winter brings to Wisconsin brings some super interesting weather phenomenon. Our oddly humid northern state is basically surrounded by water and that adds another layer to the strange and wonderful things that happen here in winter. You may have heard the words hoar frost before, but would you actually know what it is if you saw it? This super-interesting winter phenomenon may have a funny name, but it has a fascinating scientific background. Though the name sounds a little risque, it’s from the word meaning “gray, venerable, old” and the term hoar frost dates back to the late 1200s.

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Have you ever experienced this fascinating and beautiful weather phenomenon here in Wisconsin? With our humidity and moist air, it’s a lot more likely to happen than in other spots. Make sure you keep your eye out for it the next time you head outside on a cold morning.

If you’ve got hoar frost pictures, definitely share them with us either here or in our Wisconsin Nature Lovers Facebook group.

Have you ever heard of a frost quake? It’s another unique Wisconsin weather occurrence. Read all about it here.