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In honor of the best season - The Chemistry of Snowflakes


Well-known member
Dec 4, 2010
I remember a few years back, I was riding the lift, the "snow" was coming down, it resembled cottage cheese. Suddenly, it changed into "flakes". I looked down at the sleeve of my jacket, and was amazed at what I saw. The snow looked like little gears, there was considerable thickness to the "flakes". After a few minutes, the snow returned to cottage cheese.

Nature is truly amazing, I remember thinking how mind boggling it is that water could be transformed into such shapes as it feel through the sky. I've never seen snow like it before, or since.