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Can it be too cold to snow?

No, it is never too cold to snow.

It snows in Antarctica — where temperatures are minus 70 degrees — though only a few tenths of an inch.

To get snow, the always-present water vapor in the atmosphere has to be converted to ice crystals. How much water vapor is in the atmosphere depends on the air temperature. Continue reading

Category: Meteorology, Seasons

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