Meteorology (Weather)/Snow


Why doesn't it snow when it's below 32 degrees even when the storm has enough moisture?

Hi Austin

A storm with enough moisture that has uplift in air-flow will cause precipitation.

When it's at or below 32 degrees any precipitation falling may be snow if the upper atmosphere is cold enough to support ice crystal formation and colder lower levels to allow the snow to reach the ground levels with-out melting.

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Donald Rosenfeld


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