Hail Fog in New Mexico

Mosquero Hail Fog

Hail fog forms when the air just above it experiences direct (“sensible”) cooling, as the ice brings already high-humidity air near the surface to saturation, condensing the moisture into fog.  Between the melting hail and the temporary flooding from heavy-rain runoff, these thirsty trees took a welcomed water break from the antecedent severe drought afflicting the area.

Mosquero, NM (6 Jun 14) Looking N
35.7771, -103.9579

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