Drizzle that freezes upon impact with the ground, or other exposed objects.
drizzle that falls onto a surface with a temperature below freezing causing it to freeze to the surface forming a thin coating of ice or rime. Drizzle is a very light precipitation with little accumulation, but even a small amount of ice can sometimes cause a problem.
Drizzle that falls in liquid form and then freezes upon impact with the ground or an item with a temperature of 32 degrees Fahrenheit or less, possibly producing a thin coating of ice. Even in small amounts, freezing drizzle may cause traveling problems.
Very fine supercooled liquid rain drops with a diameter of less than 0.5mm.
drizzle that falls as liquid water but freezes upon impact to form a coating of ice upon the ground and on exposed objects
Drizzle that falls in liquid form but freezes upon contact to form a coating of glaze. In U.S. aviation weather observations, this precipitation is encoded ZL. The physical cause of this phenomenon is the same as that for freezing rain.
drizzle, the drops of which freeze on impact with the ground or with objects on the earth's surface or with aircraft in flight.
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.
Freezing drizzle is drizzle that freezes on contact with the ground or an object at or near the surface. Its METAR code is FZDZ. By definition, drizzle is used to describe rain that consists of relatively small drops and is usually light in nature.