A waterfall on the Salmon River in Osuigo County, New York, almost completely covered in ice after temperatures dropped to 0 ° C in late January. In calm weather, the waterfall has an impressive phenomenon of "diamond dust" - frozen moisture in the air, reports The Independent.
Especially well "diamond dust" is discernible in sunlight. Clouds of sparkling particles floating smoothly in the air create a truly hypnotic sight, attracting tourists and photographers to the waterfall.
The Magic of Winter: Diamonds falling from the sky today at Salmon River Falls / Oswego County. Temp was near zero as “diamond dust” emerged. @ News_8 @EricSnitilWx @spann @JimCantore @StephanieAbrams @mikebettes @ReedTimmerAccu @StormHour @wxbywilliams @NatalieKucko @ JimTeskeNC9
- John Kucko (@john_kucko) January 20, 2020
The picture is complemented by frozen streams of water, similar to stalactites, some of them are more than 2 m long, the waterfall is more than 33 m high. The state authorities do not recommend people to come close to the ice formations in order to avoid the risk of being injured by massive ice cones with sharp ends.
"Diamond dust" is a meteorological phenomenon, which is a cloud at the very surface of the earth, consisting of a suspension of tiny ice crystals.
In late January, New York State experienced a cold snap that brought heavy snowstorms to the region.