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 »

According to the Natural Disasters Association, snow storms occur in locations where air and ground temperatures reach below freezing. North America and Canada experience around 10 snowstorms a year, each affecting appro... More »

Snow falls in Earth's regions that experience freezing temperatures and regular precipitation. Snow covers much of the Earth's polar regions for the entire year. At lower latitudes, snowfall varies according to season an... 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

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

Snowflakes form when a droplet of water vapor freezes onto a dust particle or pollen grain in the sky, creating an ice crystal. As the crystal falls, more water vapor freezes onto the original crystal, creating new cryst... More »

Types of snow crystals include stellar dendrites, stellar plates, capped columns, needles and triangular crystals, each of which only form under specific conditions. Stellar plates are one of the most common types of sno... More »