Thursday 9 February 2012: Freezing Rain Drop
This isn't just any rain drop, its a *freezing rain* drop.
Freezing rain is the name given to rain that falls when surface temperatures are below freezing. The raindrops become supercooled while passing through a sub-freezing layer of air, many hundred feet (or meters), just above the surface, and then freeze upon impact with any object they encounter. The resulting ice is called glaze.
That's what has been falling all day in Skipton, making the surfaces very icy and dangerous. Although the air temperature hasn't felt very cold.
Take care out there :)