DISCUSSION: As a strong high pressure continued to dominate across much of the SIberian Peninsula, there was some incredible rime icing which unfolded as of much earlier in the day on Wednesday. As a consequence of extremely low temperatures being measured during the morning hours today (21.12.2016) over in Siberia, #Russia. The air temperature was nearly -58 degrees Celsius in the Siberian town of Surgut. The combination of the excessively cold temperatures along with some residual moisture in the air within this region of the world allowed for rime ice to occur as the moisture in the air quickly attached to any and all exposed surfaces. You can clearly see in the images above how rime ice absolutely plastered the outer surfaces of a mid-size Mercedes-Benz as well as a thermometer which also evidently became thickly coated with rime ice. When placed in a region wherein the temperatures become even remotely close to this cold, it is always imperative to remain cautious and avoid being outside if at all possibe.
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©2016 Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz