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The Temperature Rises Before Snow Arrives

The temperature often rises just before it snows, but why?

When it is very cold in winter, we instinctively feel that snow is likely. It needs to be cold for there to be snow, so this is logical, but there is another, more important ingredient – precipitation.

It can’t snow if there is nothing to fall from the sky. As we know, snow falls from clouds. Clouds trap in heat, so…

If it has been very cold and then clouds arrive, two things often happen one after the other: it gets warmer and then snow falls.

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