5-things you may not know about snow!
- Did you know the average snowflake is made up of 180 Billion water particles! If the Wasatch Mountain Range gets up to 350″ of snow a year, that’s a number even Einstein’s calculator would have trouble with.
- All snowflakes have 6-sides, this is interesting when you consider that no two are exactly alike! Water molecules made of one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms each are ultimately responsible for the familiar six-sided shape we associate with snowflakes.
- Snow is colorless, it absorbs sunlight uniformly which gives it a white appearance.
- A snowflake falls at an average of 3.1 mph.
- The definition of a blizzard is that it must snow for at least 3 hours, the wind must blow 35 mph the entire time and visibility must be no more that 1/4 mile. If any of these are not present, it is simply just a snowstorm.
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