Do we need snow to live?

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Do we need snow to live?

On average, snow covers 40 percent of the planet’s land surfaces during any time of the year. It turns out that this snow is very critical not only to the plants and animals that live in these northern regions, but also to the southern areas like the tip of South America. And it is important for our survival too!

Q. Does clean or dirty snow melt faster?

Dirty snow usually melts faster than fresh snow because it absorbs more energy from the Sun, and that’s not just a problem in sooty, gritty cities.

Q. Does snow absorb dirt?

If snow melts before the soil has thawed, the soil cannot absorb the water. Instead, ponds of water will form, or it will run off the surface of the land, leading to water erosion. Winter weather can be hard on plants and soils, especially in areas with minimal snow cover.

Q. Why does snow turn gray?

Gray or black snow can result from precipitation through soot or petroleum-based contaminants. The snow may be oily and smelly. This type of snow tends to be seen early in the snowfall of a heavily polluted area or one which has experienced a recent spill or accident.

Q. Where does it snow almost everyday?

Kirkwood Mountain, California Sunny California may seem like an unlikely record-holder for average annual snowfall, but this mountain region just south of Lake Tahoe gets slammed every year. Along the western edge of the Sierras, Kirkwood is the first peak hit with any moisture coming off the Pacific.

Q. What is the deepest snow in the world?

Tamarack in California claims the record for the deepest snow ever recorded: 11.5 metres on 11 March 1911. That was clearly some year in the Sierra Nevada, as Tamarack also recorded the largest snowfall in a single month in the US: almost 10 metres.

Q. What city has the most snow plows?


Q. What is the most inches of snow ever?

This mountain also holds the United States record for the most snowfall measured in one winter. During the winter of 1998 to 1999, Mount Baker received an incredible 1,140 inches (95 feet) of snow.

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