The science of snow

Since we’re supposed to be hit with the white fluffy stuff this evening, we may as well be prepared. And I don’t mean with boots, shovels and a choice selection of four-letter words. I mean with knowledge!

While the “no two snowflakes are alike” theory was kind of debunked, it’s still extremely rare to find two identical flakes. And the American Chemical Society explains why:

So when you’re huffing away, getting red in the face shoveling all the new snow (which probably won’t happen, since most of the stuff should be melting), you can stop and admire one of the perfectly formed snowflakes, knowing exactly how it got to your mitten.


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