Homeowners document insanity of Snowmageddon 2020
A real Winter Wonderland! This blizzard dropped over 90 cm in Newfoundland on Day 1!
Not all countries in the world can see snowstorms like Canada, in fact, Canada's snowstorms are one of the most interesting in the world. Currently, Canada is going through heavy snowstorms, which has meant that many people cannot leave their homes, since snow has been able to cover some houses with up to 90 centimeters of snow. In this case, a family is almost trapped inside their house since the snow has managed to cover almost the entire main door of the house, it is estimated that there are about 90 centimeters of snow covering the door. This man was totally impressed when he opened the door of his house and saw that it was covered with snow almost completely, it seems that he will have to work hard to get out of the house. The snowstorms in Canada are incredible!
Snow is what is called frozen water that has precipitated. It is only the water in solid state that falls directly from the clouds. Snowflakes are made up of ice crystals that, as they descend to the earth's surface, cover everything with a beautiful white mantle. Many cities have snow as the main tourist attraction (for example, Sierra Nevada). Thanks to the great snowfall in these places, you can practice different sports such as skiing or snowboarding. In addition, the snow offers dreamlike landscapes, capable of attracting many tourists and generating great profits.
Snow is small crystals of frozen water that form in the upper part of the troposphere by absorbing water droplets. When these water droplets collide, they join together forming the snowflakes. When the snowflake has a weight greater than the air resistance, it falls.
For this to happen, the formation temperatures of the snowflakes have to be below zero. The formation process is the same as with snow or hail. Only the difference between them is the formation temperature.
When snow falls on the ground, it is stored and formed layers. As long as the ambient temperature remains below zero degrees, it will persist and continue to be stored. If the temperature rises, the flakes will begin to melt. The temperature at which the snowflakes form is usually at -5 ° C. It can form with a little more temperature, but it is more frequent from -5 ° C.
In general, people associate snow with extreme cold, when the truth is that most snowfall occurs when there is a temperature of 9 ° C or more on the ground. This is because a very important factor is not taken into account: ambient humidity. Humidity is the conditioning factor of the existence of snow in a place. If the weather is very dry, there will be no snow even if the temperatures are very low. An example of this is the Dry Valleys of Antarctica, where there is ice, but never snow.
There are times when the snow dries. These are the moments when the flakes, formed with the humidity of the environment, pass through a mass of dry air that makes them a kind of dust that does not stick anywhere and is ideal for those snow sports. The snow accumulated after a snowfall has different aspects depending on how the meteorological actions are developed.