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Rime Icing in Southeast Oklahoma - Jan. 19, 2001

Talimena Drive NWS Tulsa meteorologist Chuck Hodges and DAPM Mike Teague snapped these amazing pictures of rime icing while on a trip to repair weather observing equipment in southeast Oklahoma. The icing occurred along the Talimena Scenic Drive in southern Le Flore county.

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Is this Mount Washington or southeast Oklahoma!? Note the thin, spiky ice deposits extending off the bolts on the back of the road sign. It's difficult to tell in these pictures...but the rime icing extended at least 8-12 inches off the girders of the communication tower and transformer.

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Used my hand to offer some perspective. Icing was about 1/2 inch thick and very light and brittle.
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