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Frozen Humidity

25th Jan 2022 in

I usually get up pretty early in the morning. I really like to go outside and breathe in the fresh air of the new day, to wax rhapsodic about it. Sadly, doing that in the winter in Minnesota is pretty miserable. So, lately I've taken to just going into my office where I turn on the computer, make a cup of tea while everything gets up and running, then I sit down and search for pictures of the Southwest. I really don't care for winter in Minnesota.

At all. 

Well, on January 20th, 2022, I went about my usual daily routine, but then I looked out the window. I had a hard time coming to terms with what I saw. There wasn't a cloud in the sky and not a breath of wind, but there were crystals hanging in the air, floating slowly, gently downward. We had a lot of snow on the roof, so my first thought was that it was just blowing off the roof. I opened the door and looked out the glass door. My assumption was proven wrong. On top of the fact that there was no wind, I could see the crystals slowly floating down all the way up and down the street. I checked the weather on my phone, and then I knew what it had to be. The temperature was 6 degrees above the dew point, and the humidity was all the way up to 78%. That was crystalized humidity I was watching fall slowly, gently down to earth. I got my camera out and took a quick video of the event. Sadly it's hard to make out what's going on, the drifting crystals look like static or something in the video. But trust me - that's frozen humidity drifting down to earth.

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