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Can You Predict the Weather With A Snowball?

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Can You Predict the Weather With A Snowball?

Did you know you can predict the weather with a snowball? It’s true! Some weather watchers look at snow to see what the temperature is outside. There is a belief that dry snowflakes mean that the atmosphere is moderately cold, while damp flakes mean that temperatures are on the rise.

Snowball Weather Lore

Keeping this observation in mind, cut a snowball in half and remember this bit of weather lore:

Wet center means rain;
A dry center can only be melted by the sun.

What about the size of snowflakes?

On average, a snowflake is usually less than one-half inch across; however, under certain weather conditions, snowflakes can be much larger, close to two inches across. The bigger the flake, the wetter the conditions!

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Want more snow knowledge? Check out our snow glossary.

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