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Sleet and freezing rain both start as rain in a warmer atmosphere and then freeze later, but the stage at which they freeze is where they vary. Which type of precipitation freezes as it passes through colder air and is already frozen slush when it hits the ground?
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Sleet and freezing rain both start as rain in a warmer atmosphere and then freeze later, but the stage at which they freeze is where they vary. Which type of precipitation freezes as it passes through colder air and is already frozen slush when it hits the ground?
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Sleet is already frozen or semi-frozen when it hits the ground. Freezing rain freezes on contact with a cold surface, forming a thin layer of ice.
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Sleet is already frozen or semi-frozen when it hits the ground. Freezing rain freezes on contact with a cold surface, forming a thin layer of ice.
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An extremely rare event that happens when thunder arises during snowy conditions is called what?
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An extremely rare event that happens when thunder arises during snowy conditions is called what?
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Thundersnow occurs most frequently around lake areas when  relatively warm columns of air rise from the ground to form turbulent storm clouds in the winter.
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Thundersnow occurs most frequently around lake areas when relatively warm columns of air rise from the ground to form turbulent storm clouds in the winter.
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What was the size of the largest snowflake ever recorded?
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What was the size of the largest snowflake ever recorded?
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In 1887, snowstorm witnesses in Keogh, Montana reported seeing snowflakes the size of milk-pans. If this report is accurate, those snowflakes would have been about 15 inches wide.
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In 1887, snowstorm witnesses in Keogh, Montana reported seeing snowflakes the size of milk-pans. If this report is accurate, those snowflakes would have been about 15 inches wide.
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The amount of water that would result in about 1 inch of rainfall will produce about how much snowfall?
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The amount of water that would result in about 1 inch of rainfall will produce about how much snowfall?
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Thanks to the expansion of water when it freezes, plus the extra fluff of air that goes into snowfall, the amount of water in an inch of rainfall will give you about 10 inches of snowfall.
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Thanks to the expansion of water when it freezes, plus the extra fluff of air that goes into snowfall, the amount of water in an inch of rainfall will give you about 10 inches of snowfall.
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In 1911, Rapid City, South Dakota earned the world record for the fastest cold snap in history, with temperatures dropping from 55 degrees to just 8 in what amount of time?
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In 1911, Rapid City, South Dakota earned the world record for the fastest cold snap in history, with temperatures dropping from 55 degrees to just 8 in what amount of time?
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Thanks to a horrible cold front, the city's temperature dropped 47 degrees in just 15 minutes.
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Thanks to a horrible cold front, the city's temperature dropped 47 degrees in just 15 minutes.
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The snowiest city on Earth is located in what country?
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The snowiest city on Earth is located in what country?
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Aomori City in northern Japan gets an average of about 312 inches of snow per year!
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Aomori City in northern Japan gets an average of about 312 inches of snow per year!
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At what speed do snowflakes typically fall?
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At what speed do snowflakes typically fall?
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Snowflakes fall at a rate of about 1 to 6 feet per second. Rain, on the other hand, falls at a rate of about 30 feet per second.
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Snowflakes fall at a rate of about 1 to 6 feet per second. Rain, on the other hand, falls at a rate of about 30 feet per second.
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True or false: In 1988, a research facility in Colorado confirmed that two snowflakes from a Wisconsin snowstorm were identical in every way.
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True or false: In 1988, a research facility in Colorado confirmed that two snowflakes from a Wisconsin snowstorm were identical in every way.
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It's true! While for the most part, each snowflake is unique, these two were a rare case of identical flakes!
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It's true! While for the most part, each snowflake is unique, these two were a rare case of identical flakes!
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The formula for calculating wind chill is 35.74 + 0.6215T – 35.75(V^0.16) + 0.4275T(V^0.16). If the Temperature (T) is 35 degrees, and the Velocity of the wind (V) is 40 mph, what is the wind chill?
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The formula for calculating wind chill is 35.74 + 0.6215T – 35.75(V^0.16) + 0.4275T(V^0.16). If the Temperature (T) is 35 degrees, and the Velocity of the wind (V) is 40 mph, what is the wind chill?
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Windchill would be about 20 degrees F!
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Windchill would be about 20 degrees F!
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What is the ideal snow to water ratio for building a snowman?
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What is the ideal snow to water ratio for building a snowman?
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Wet snow at a ratio of about 5 parts snow to 1 part water has been confirmed by scientists to be the ideal ratio for snowman building!
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Wet snow at a ratio of about 5 parts snow to 1 part water has been confirmed by scientists to be the ideal ratio for snowman building!
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How many tons of salt are used on U.S. roads each winter?
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How many tons of salt are used on U.S. roads each winter?
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Each winter, the U.S. covers its roads in more than 22 million tons of salt, which comes out to about 137 lbs of salt per person.
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Each winter, the U.S. covers its roads in more than 22 million tons of salt, which comes out to about 137 lbs of salt per person.
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In 2011, the Atacama Desert in Chile, one of the driest places on Earth, received nearly 32 inches of snow thanks to a cold front. Where did the cold front come from?
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In 2011, the Atacama Desert in Chile, one of the driest places on Earth, received nearly 32 inches of snow thanks to a cold front. Where did the cold front come from?
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That cold front came up from Antarctica!
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That cold front came up from Antarctica!
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