AOPA Pilot Magazine - February 2021 - 93

My Friend
in the Sky

FOR DECEMBER 1, IMC AND ICING airmets

were posted over 22 states, along with
warnings for strong surface winds. Freezing levels from 2,000 to 10,000 feet msl
extended as far south as Georgia, Florida,
Mississippi, and Tennessee.

Other winter systems include North
Pacific lows that come ashore in the Pacific
Northwest and those that develop along
the lee slopes of the Rockies. We're talking
about major storms caused by upperair dynamics here, not smaller events
caused by more mechanical forces, such
as lake-effect and orographically induced
snows.
Though the major types of winter
storms may come from different geographies, the dynamics are similar. A trough
aloft generates jet stream winds, which
cause lifting at the surface; fronts develop;
and their rising motions create clouds
with supercooled droplets and their associated icing conditions.
It's no picnic near the surface, either,
with low ceilings and visibilities wherever there's a tight temperature-dew
point spread. Those conditions can happen any time of year, but where freezing
temperatures exist you may get to see precipitation in all its forms: fog, freezing fog,
rain, freezing rain, freezing drizzle, snow,
or snow pellets (also called graupel). On
cloud-free nights, you may even arrive at
the airport to find a nice layer of frost on
the airplane.
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