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Um, well, yup it can. When water exists as a liquid below 32 Fahrenheit (0 Celsius), it is referred to as “Super Cooled”. When it exists at these super cool temperature in the atmosphere as little droplets inside clouds, it is referred to as SLD or Supercooled Large Droplets. These “little droplets” are not always so little, and can be up to 100 times bigger than the normal water droplets you fly through that make up clouds (up to .20 inches! each).
You can find where SLD is forecast to occur by looking at the icing forecast charts on www.aviationweather.gov as shown in the video above. Typically you will encounter SLD below FL250, however it can occasionally occur at higher altitudes. Given that most aircraft even certified for flight into known icing conditions are not certified to handle the rapid rate of accumulation from SLD, your best bet is probably to turn around or do whatever you can do to get out the icing conditions FAST.
Typically SLD will lead to mixed ice, but can often produce clear ice as it takes a moment for the water to flow before freezing. The problem here is that as you can see from the video, while much of the liquid does freeze on contact, a good portion of the water continues to flow and run off the step on the truck. This is similar to how it will run past the protected area of the wing and form ice behind the area protected by deicing/anti-icing equipment.
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