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Do some snowfalls have more water in them than other snowfalls?

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11/08/2010

Yes, the ratio of snow to water in the snowflakes can be as low as 3 or 4:1, and as high as almost 30:1, depending mostly on the temperature throughout the lower atmosphere where the snow falls but especially where the crystals form in the clouds.