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Sunday, January 17, 2021


Precipitation in the form of ice crystal flakes


Snow comprises individual ice crystals that grow while suspended in the atmosphere—usually within clouds—and then fall, accumulating on the ground where they undergo further changes. It consists of frozen crystalline water throughout its life cycle, starting when, under suitable conditions, the ice crystals form in the atmosphere, increase to millimeter size, precipitate and accumulate on surfaces, then metamorphose in place, and ultimately melt, slide or sublimate away.

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Animals at Tallinn Zoo enjoy snow day

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Snow licking, frolicking and running around, animals at the Tallinn Zoo recently enjoyed winter weather at the Estonian capital.

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