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Where do ice storms occur?

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Ice storms are characterised by 1/4 inch or more of ice falling during freezing rain, which usually has to occur for several hours. According to research at the University of Oklahoma, this sort of freezing rain which can produce ice storms is most likely to occur throughout the Appalachian Mountains in central North Carolina, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New York, and the Columbia River Valley in southern Washington and northern Oregon. Ice storms have been known to also hit Oklahoma. Another common area for their occurrence is in New England, and Canada. Two requirements for ice storms are extremely cold temperatures, and enough moisture in the atmosphere to produce sufficient precipitation. They often form when an area of low pressure moves eastward across the northern Gulf of Mexico. In the United States, ice storms occur most often during December and January and near sunrise, which is usually the coldest time of the day. Ice storms are relatively unknown in Europe, but they are occurring with increasing frequency by comparison to the past.

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Ice storms happen when a warm air mass and a cold air mass bump into eachother. The raindrops fall through the layer of cold air, freezing them, then they go through the warm air turning back into raindrops again.The raindrops then go through another coldish warmish layer of air (warm and cold air), and cools rapidly, but not enough to freeze them. They fall to the ground as extremely cold raindrops, but when they hit the ground, they spread into very compact, strong Ice.

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winter storms occur in places like Alaska and Minnesota

and occasionally Chicago

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In the freezer. Ice forms in temperatures lower than 32 degrees Fahrenheit.

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They are most found in Florida. I know it seems weird but its true.

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mostley in upper ny

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northern USA. and southern Canada.

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in cold climates

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