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Snow


Snow

How Snow is formed

Snow forms when water vapor condenses and freezes into ice crystals. As the ice crystals fall from the clouds, they melt and then refreeze. This creates larger ice crystals which produce fluffy snow.

Snow is formed when water vapor is deposited in the higher areas of the atmosphere at temperatures less than zero degrees centigrade. That is when snow falls to the ground.

When a weather front brings moisture into an area, the moisture begins to build and form droplets. If it is cold enough, the droplets will freeze, making ice crystals. As the moisture snow is formed when water vapors reach the atmosphere at high levels, at a temperature less than zero degrees centigrade. Then it falls back down to the ground as snow.

Snow is a type of precipitation in the Earth’s atmosphere. It is formed when the temperature reaches freezing or below and the ice that would normally fall from a clouds as rain falls.

Snowflakes form when it rains and the rain hits cold air that is less than 32 degrees. The cold air makes the rain freeze into little flakes of snow.