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How Is Snow Formed?

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The temperature has to be lower than 0 degrees C for snow to be formed. Snow is a type of rain (precipitation) in the form of ice (crystalline water). Snow forms when water vapour turns into ice without turning into a liquid halfway through the process (usually, water vapour condenses to a liquid and then the liquid freezes to a solid, but in this case the water vapour freezes into a solid without passing through the liquid state). This is because water vapour condenses around an ice crystal. If the water vapour does pass through the liquid state, the water droplets will fall as sleet, not snow.
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The water vapor in the air begins to crystallines into its solid form which is ice and this makes what we call snow
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When molecules of water, contained "up there" in the form of clouds(gas form) react to temperature changes, they re-arrange themselves and are commonly seen as snow.
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Here is the technical stuff.
Snow forms if the air in a cloud is below freezing. The water vapour then turns to ice instead of rain and the tiny ice crystals stick together until they form snowflakes. When they get heavy enough to fall, they drop out of the clouds. At this point though, we still don’t know whether they will end up as rain or remain as snow. This depends on the temperature of the air they travel through on the way down to the ground. If it gets warmer, they turn into rain, but if the air stays close to freezing all the way down, then the snowflakes will make it without melting and so fall as snow. If this occurs in a mountain area, it is possible for snow to be falling on the mountaintop while lower down in the valley the air is warmer and so it is raining instead.

Reflection...

  
Once snow covers the ground, it may not melt for a while. Do you know why this is? Do you remember the work we did on the difference between the temperature of light and dark materials? Because snow is white, it is very reflective and so bounces away most of the sunlight which would otherwise warm it up. It the snow partly melts and then re-freezes, the new crisp outer layer will help it last even longer. In this situation, only a warm air mass will be really effective in melting the snow.
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Snow is the most fantastic of God's creations. It is a form of Precipitation which consists of Crystalline water ice. They form snowflakes which fall from the cloud. Snow is formed when the water vapors change to ice without first becoming a liquid, in the clouds because of extremely low temperature. (Less than 32 Degree F). It occurs in places with high altitudes and low temperatures.

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Snow comes from the high above sky by the process of cooling of water vapors evaporated or absorbed by the ultra violent radiations of sun light
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The clouds
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Snow come from rain clouds once a single water touch the cold breeze  lol it turns to a ice flake that how rain turn to a lot of ice flakes that we call snow....
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When water vapor freezes in a cloud under 0`c. Therefor falls like snow instead of rain. Hope this helped.
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Snow is formed when water vapour is deposited in the higher reaches of the atmosphere at a temperature less than zero degrees Centigrade, and then falls to the ground.

Snow is less dense than rain, which explains why the same amount of moisture produces a greater volume of snow than rain. The amount of water in eight units of snow is equivalent to the amount of water in one unit of rain.

Snow is a granular material formed by precipitation and it is in the form of small rough particles of crystalline water ice. It has a soft, open structure unless it is packed by external pressure, and forms a variety of snowflakes.

Snowflakes are typically symmetrical, hexagon-ally-shaped groups of ice crystals that form while falling in and below clouds. The occurrence of snowfall depends on various factors such as the season, location, the latitude and elevation of the place.
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It is good and helps me with my homework but there is loads of tricky words in it, but I love it all the same!
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Snow is a type of crystalline water ice.It consists of a lot of snow flakes which are themselves made up of ice crystals which forms while falling from the clouds.
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I think snow comes from the clouds. It is very cold in the sky in the winter and the water in the clouds freeze and form snow.
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It starts off as water, which evaporates, then turns into a rain cloud and if the cloud gets really cold it freazes into hail. Before it turns into hail it turns into snow, which then, if it is heavy enough, the cloud will break, making it snow.
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Air is of two types Cold air warm air .Snow falls into warm air and melts so we get rain.Snow melts hit cold air freezes when it hit something thus we get freezing rain.Snow melts refreezes into sleet as it travels through cold air and so forms sleet The water drop lets which falls into cold air nerve melts so it falls in form of snow hence snow is formed

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Snow is a frozen water that fall from clouds, it is crytallized water.
Snow is formed when water vapour is deposited in the higher reaches the atmosphere at a temperature less than zero degrees and then falls to the ground, but evaporation leads to condensation process and, which in turn become to precipitation process, which the water evaporates  turned into a raincloud and if the raincloud gte's really cold when the cold air passes, it freezes into hail then turns into a white,cold snow.
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It comes from the SNOW DANCE! 

Link to Colorado's You Tube SNOW DANCE at :

ColoradoSnowCaps.NING.com

And don't say we didn't warn you about the power of the jiggle in our wiggle - becasue ever since we started - the snowpack in Colorado has reached record levels!  :)

Cheers!
Peyton Rae Palomino
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It's easy, snow comes from the snow factory. They have snow guns and go up in an air plane. They shoot the snow in the air. That's how snow is made and where it comes from!
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I think that snow it formed by water droplets and wind. And when the water droplet's and falling they freeze
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Well,technically its rain it just freezes up because of the weather and it comes from the sky as in the clouds form it so that is the answer to your very great question ;)
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Snow forms from  ice crystals that merge in clouds.As crystals grow and merge in clouds,they become snowflakes.
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Evaporation leads to condensation and, which in turn leads to precipitation. Precipitation is the form of water vapours that fall to the earth in the form of hail, snow or ice.
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I have no clue how snow is formed and I have to get this homework done everywebsite is ssoooo technickle help me plese sombody help 4 me
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Snow is formed when water vapor freezes without passing through the
liquid state. If it does pass through the liquid state, it falls as
sleet instead of snow.

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