What is SNOW?

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  • Ice shaped into tiny crystals
  • Precipitation in the form of flakes of crystalline water ice that falls from clouds
  • Made out of water
  • When these tiny ice crystals collide they stick together in clouds to become snowflakes
  • 1538 Precipitation falls as snow when the air temperature is below 2 °C
  • The size and make up of a snowflake depends on how many ice crystals group together and this will be determined by air temperatures
  • Collections of ice crystals that can occur in an infinite variety of shapes and forms - including prisms, hexagonal plates or stars
  • Formed when temperatures are low and there is moisture - in the form of tiny ice crystals - in the atmosphere.
  • Precipitation in the form of crystalline water ice, consisting of a multitude of snowflakes
  • Snow is made when water vapor in the atmosphere condenses into ice crystals.
  • Snow occurs when cold temperatures transform the water vapor in the atmosphere into the solid state of ice directly without first going through the liquid stage

Where does it snow in the United States?

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Where does it snow in the world?

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1539 It will be snowing in Pasadena December 26-30 during Kidspace’s 6th Annual Snow DaysPlay in real snow and explore more with experiments, art performances and more!

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Julianne Sando, Events Manager, has been with Kidspace since 2007 and in that time has helped implement unforgettable special events for thousands of children and families visiting Kidspace.  Prior to Kidspace, she worked as a camp counselor, after school program educator, soccer coach, and Peace Corps Volunteer in Zambia.