November 26, 2012
With the winter moving in and the gritters appearing on our roads, have you ever wondered just how snow forms?
It causes havoc for motorists a play ground for children and usually means higher priced heating oil for homeowners, but just how is snow made?
Well, to answer that we searched the web for the best explanation and we found this great article on the Met office website.
Snow is formed when temperatures are low and there is moisture - in the form of tiny ice crystals - in the atmosphere.
When these tiny ice crystals collide they stick together in clouds to become snowflakes. If enough ice crystals stick together, they'll become heavy enough to fall to the ground.
Read the full article on the Met office website