Two Realizations in One – Snow & Suggestions

April 4, 2008 at 3:11 pm 1 comment

I was checking the weather forecast for the weekend and was presented with this. See if you notice what I did:

snowboarding in april weather

Snow Showers with a low of 40? That’s less disturbing to me (for reasons quoted below) than the Snowboarding link for April 13th. There aren’t any ski resorts open other than a few Colorado resorts up in the mountains. Weather.com has my zipcode and knows I am not in Colorado, why would the suggest this?

Explanation of snow fall at temperatures above freezing

Snow forms when the atmospheric temperature is at or below freezing (0 Celsius or 32 Fahrenheit) and there is a minimum amount of moisture in the air. If the ground temperature is at or below freezing, of course the snow will reach the ground.

However, the snow can still reach the ground when the ground temperature is above freezing if the conditions are just right. In this case, snowflakes will begin to melt as they reach this warmer temperature layer; the melting creates evaporative cooling which cools the air immediately around the snow flake.This cooling retards melting. As a general rule, though, snow will not form if the groud temperature is 5 degrees Celsius (41 deg Fahrenheit).
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