What's the difference between "mist" and "drizzle?"

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by Evan Stewart

WVEC.com

Posted on March 10, 2010 at 5:38 PM

The National Weather Service defines mist as "visible aggregates of minute particles suspended in the atmosphere that reduces visibility to less than 7 miles." Unlike drizzle, it does not fall to the ground.

Drizzle is defined as "fine drops (less than 0.02") that are very close together." Drizzle appears to float, but it falls to the ground.

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