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- n. Alternative spelling of hoarfrost.
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A council worker who went to look said 20 mature trees had completely disappeared under white silk: It was warm, but it was as if a big frost had hit the park, about minus 40C with hoar frost.
Trees and power lines had a heavy coating of hoar frost, and so did the animals.
For really impressive pictures of hoar frost, see Gabriele's Winter Wonderland post
Monday is back once again, this time sporting a fetching blue sky, light layer of hoar frost, ice, snow and a glorious, bright sun.
When there was no wind, hoar frost dusted your parka and helmet and pinched your nose and made your trigger finger stiff.
Andy would occasionally pause to point out various different forms of frozen water: rime ice, hoar frost, frost heave, windslab snow.