Chemistry of Snowflakes

December 22nd, 2012 at 12:49 pm by under Weather

With our first Winter Blast of the season earlier this week and much more of winter to come (including snow potential on Christmas Eve and the day after Christmas), snowflakes are becoming a much more common sight around here than they were when we started the month off with temps in the 60s!

Have you ever wondered just how snowflakes actually form and get their unique shapes?  I came across this video from the American Chemical Society that explains the process in a neat, visual way.  Take a look.

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