Snow forms when moisture freezes onto microscopic particles of pollen or dust at the atmospheric temperature of 32 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. More moisture freezes to the original ice crystal, forming snowflakes. If th... More » Science Weather & Tides Snow

An average of 6.5 inches of snow falls on Antarctica, and most of that snow falls across the outer portions of the continent. The interior receives as little as 1 inch per year, while the coast often receives yards of sn... More »

It is perfectly safe to eat snow, provided the snow is gathered from a clean area and has not been contaminated. Snow is crystallized water and is potentially more pure than typical tap water. However, snow often picks u... More » Science Environmental Science Pollution

Snow forms only when the temperature in the atmosphere is at least 32 degrees Fahrenheit and the air has at least a bit of moisture. In general, snow does not occur if ground temperatures are at least 41 degrees Fahrenhe... More »

Snowflakes form in the atmosphere when extremely cold water droplets form frozen crystals around tiny particles of dust or pollen. When these ice crystals fall closer to the ground, water vapor freezes onto the primary c... More »

When the temperature of the ground is 32 degrees Fahrenheit or below, snow sticks. When the atmospheric temperature is at or below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, and there is a minimal amount of moisture in the air, snow forms. ... More »

Snow is created in the atmosphere when there is a small amount of moisture present in the air and the temperature is below 32 degrees F. When the right temperature and moisture conditions are met, snow crystals form and ... More » Science Weather & Tides Snow