Snow Sundayherald Briefing Sundayherald Briefing a Brief History

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IN many parts of the world, snow is only an occasional annual event, and its fleeting nature seems to capture the imagination more than any other type of weather.

It forms when water vapour in nearfreezing temperatures condenses directly into ice crystals and these crystals join to form snowflakes, usually less than half an inch across.

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Snow Sundayherald Briefing Sundayherald Briefing a Brief History

The pure white colour is due to the complex structure of snow crystals, which creates countless tiny surfaces from which light is reflected.

Contrary to the popular notion that it can be too cold for snow, it falls even at incredibly cold temperatu...

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