Sunday, May 2, 2010

Can it get too cold to snow?

In a nutshell, no.  Snow can fall even at extremely cold temperatures, although the quality of the snow changes as the temperature plunges.  When it gets really, really cold out -- around -40 °F or colder -- the air can be too cold to hold enough water vapor to create snow.  But under ordinary weather conditions, snow can fall no matter how low the thermometer drops.  Read a bit more about whether (weather?) it can be too cold to snow. 

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