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Can it be too cold to snow?

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2015-07-15 21:47:13
2015-07-15 21:47:13

Contrary to popular belief, it doesn't snow very often in Antarctica. Antarctica is actually home to one of the largest deserts on Earth. That being said, colder climates make it more difficult for it to snow, but does not make it impossible to snow.

It can't get too cold to snow here on Earth, but it can be too dry. Colder climates like the Arctic and Antarctic often get less snow than warmer climates at lower latitudes, but that's because of the relative differences in atmospheric moisture, not temperature.

Where I live there seems to be some sort of treshold at around -12 degrees celsius, as precipitation becomes more and more rare beyond this point, and is almost unheard of when it is below -20 degrees. Of course it could happen, but then it is really a question of efficient transportation of adequately humid air, and not so much about temperature.

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