VIRGA is defined as a fallstreak of precipitation, not reaching ground but evaporating in mid-air. Virga fallstreaks in combination with sunrise or sunset can give a stunning view of deep red hairy fibers reaching down from the clouds. A virga fallstreak usually consists of snow, and when this melts, it may be hardly visible. Virga fallstreaks from high clouds rarely (if ever) reach the ground.

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