Meteorology (Weather)/melting snow


What melts snow faster, a cold rain or a warm breeze? I know there are many different factors that effect the answer, what would those factors be and how do thy effect the melting of the snow?

Hi Eric

A warm breeze: why, because the name of the game is evaporation -warmth & wind & low humidity increase the evaporation rate; rain brings high humidity. It is true that rain will have some melting affect.

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Donald Rosenfeld


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