What is Freezing Rain Intensity?

Freezing rain intensity refers to the rate at which freezing rain accumulates. Freezing rain intensity quantifies the rate of ice accumulation from rain that freezes upon contact with surfaces below 0°C (32°F). It poses significant hazards, especially when the ice layer thickens, affecting trees, power lines, and transportation.

What is the Impact of Freezing Rain Intensity?

Even a thin layer of ice can create slippery conditions, leading to vehicle accidents, falls, and widespread power outages. The weight of ice can cause tree limbs to break, potentially damaging property and infrastructure, including shutting down utilities and power services.