2018 a Banner Fall for Hoarfrost in South Dakota
OK, let me clarify. I'm no meteorologist. So, I'm not totally sure what we've been seeing is indeed Hoarfrost on the trees and other plants in the mornings around these parts. But one thing for certain is there has been a lot of it.
If you check anyone's Facebook feed the past few days you've seen it. Beautiful blue skies and trees covered in frost! The other morning it was so thick that I had to shovel off the walk once it finally fell of the tree in the front yard.
So, what is hoarfrost? According to the American Meteorological Society;
A deposit of interlocking ice crystals (hoar crystals) formed by direct deposition on objects, usually those of small diameter freely exposed to the air, such as tree branches, plant stems and leaf edges, wires, poles, etc.
I remember chuckling when my dad would bring up hoarfrost. I don't recall him even laughing. He probably just said, 'no W and moved on.
I do know this for certain, we've had some beautiful mornings. Post card looking mornings because of the hoarfrost. Or whatever it is they call it!
Shout out to Mother Nature. Keep it coming.