POGONIP

In the Weston United States, this phenomenon is called an "ice fog" or "pogonip." Typically, this weather phenomenon can be found in the interior of Alaska and Canada. When it gets cold enough, around 40 degrees below zero Fahrenheit, and the humidity is at 100 percent, ice crystals form in the air and stick to any objects in the open.  Native Americans reportedly called it "the white death" because it was believed that the crystals would form in the lungs and cause the victim to die.

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