Snow

Trees covered with snow
Occurrence of snowfall:      Snow below 500 meters above sea level every year.      Snow above 500 meters above sea level every year, however it can snow below this level every few years.      Snow only above 500 meters above sea level.      Snow only above 2,000 meters above sea level.      Without snow.

Snow is a form of ice.[1] Snow forms when water in the atmosphere becomes frozen. Snow comes in all different shapes and sizes.

At the freezing point of water (0° Celsius, 32° Fahrenheit), snow melts and becomes liquid water. Sometimes, the snow will melt very fast and become water vapor. This is called sublimation. The opposite, where water vapor becomes snow, is called deposition.

Snow is used for some winter sport activities like skiing and sledding. Sometimes people make artificial snow so they can ski. People also commonly build things out of snow for fun.

Snow can also be dangerous, as it can lower visibility and make driving very difficult. When it snows, the snow will melt a little during the daytime and freeze again at night. This makes ice which can make driving conditions very treacherous. Snow plows are used to remove snow from roads to make driving easier and safer. Also, sand or salt may be added to the road to help tires grip the road. When salt is mixed with snow, the snow will melt more easily. This is because salt water has a lower melting point than fresh water (water without salt).

A blizzard is a dangerous type of a snowstorm. A blizzard produces strong winds that keep the snow in the air, thus reducing visibility. Sometimes it produce thunder snow, which is snow with lightning and thunder.

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References

  1. "Science in Your Watershed - General Introduction and Hydrologic Definitions". water.usgs.gov. 2011. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 


Other Languages
Afrikaans: Sneeu
Alemannisch: Schnee
አማርኛ: አመዳይ
Ænglisc: Snāw
العربية: ثلج
aragonés: Nieu
armãneashti: Neauâ
asturianu: Ñeve
Avañe'ẽ: Ro'yrypy'a
Aymar aru: Khunu
azərbaycanca: Qar
تۆرکجه: قار
বাংলা: তুষার
Bân-lâm-gú: Seh
башҡортса: Ҡар
беларуская: Снег
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Сьнег
भोजपुरी: बर्फबारी
български: Сняг
Boarisch: Schnää
bosanski: Snijeg
brezhoneg: Erc'h
буряад: Саһан
català: Neu
Чӑвашла: Юр
čeština: Sníh
chiShona: Sinowo
Cymraeg: Eira
dansk: Sne
Deitsch: Schnee
Deutsch: Schnee
Diné bizaad: Yas
eesti: Lumi
Ελληνικά: Χιόνι
emiliàn e rumagnòl: Naiv
English: Snow
эрзянь: Лов
español: Nieve
Esperanto: Neĝo
estremeñu: Ñevi
euskara: Elur
فارسی: برف
føroyskt: Kavi
français: Neige
Frysk: Snie
Gaeilge: Sneachta
Gaelg: Sniaghtey
Gàidhlig: Sneachd
galego: Neve
贛語:
ગુજરાતી: હિમવર્ષા
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Siet
한국어: 눈 (날씨)
հայերեն: Ձյուն
हिन्दी: हिम
hrvatski: Snijeg
Ido: Nivo
Bahasa Indonesia: Salju
interlingua: Nive
Interlingue: Nive
ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ/inuktitut: ᐊᐳᑦ
íslenska: Snjór
italiano: Neve
עברית: שלג
Basa Jawa: Salju
ქართული: თოვლი
कॉशुर / کٲشُر: شیٖن
қазақша: Қар
Kiswahili: Theluji
Kreyòl ayisyen: Lanèj
kurdî: Berf
Кыргызча: Кар
Ladino: Inyeve
лезги: Жив
Latina: Nix
latviešu: Sniegs
Lëtzebuergesch: Schnéi
lietuvių: Sniegas
Limburgs: Snieë
lingála: Neje
lumbaart: Neu
magyar:
македонски: Снег
Malagasy: Oram-panala
മലയാളം: ഹിമം
मराठी: हिमवर्षा
მარგალური: თირი
Bahasa Melayu: Salji
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Suók
мокшень: Лов
монгол: Цас
မြန်မာဘာသာ: နှင်း
Nāhuatl: Cepayahuitl
Nederlands: Sneeuw
Nedersaksies: Snee
नेपाली: हिउँ
नेपाल भाषा: च्वापु गायु
日本語:
Napulitano: Neva
нохчийн: Ло
norsk: Snø
norsk nynorsk: Snø
occitan: Nèu
олык марий: Лум
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Qor
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਬਰਫ਼ (ਵਰਖਾ)
پنجابی: برف پیناں
پښتو: واوره
Перем Коми: Лым
Piemontèis: Fiòca
polski: Śnieg
português: Neve
română: Zăpadă
Runa Simi: Rit'i
русиньскый: Снїг
русский: Снег
саха тыла: Хаар
sardu: Nie
Scots: Snaw
Sesotho sa Leboa: Lehlwa
shqip: Dëbora
sicilianu: Nivi
සිංහල: හිම
سنڌي: برف باري
slovenčina: Sneh
slovenščina: Sneg
ślůnski: Śńyg
کوردی: بەفر
српски / srpski: Снијег
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Snijeg
Basa Sunda: Salju
suomi: Lumi
svenska: Snö
Tagalog: Niyebe
татарча/tatarça: Кар
తెలుగు: మంచుగళ్లు
ไทย: หิมะ
тоҷикӣ: Барф
ᏣᎳᎩ: ᎤᎾᏥ
Tsetsêhestâhese: Hésta'se
Türkçe: Kar
українська: Сніг
اردو: برف باری
Vahcuengh: Nae
vèneto: Neve
vepsän kel’: Lumi
Tiếng Việt: Tuyết
Volapük: Nif
Võro: Lumi
walon: Nive
文言:
Winaray: Nyebe
吴语:
ייִדיש: שניי
粵語:
Zazaki: Vewre
žemaitėška: Snėigs
中文:
डोटेली: हिउँ
ГӀалгӀай: Лоа
Kabɩyɛ: Ɖomba mʋlʋm
Lingua Franca Nova: Neva