Contrary to popular belief, there are some circumstances that can result in matching snow flakes. The size and shape of a snowflake mostly relies on the temperatures at which it freezes. Larger, more complex snowflakes that form at lower temperatures will vary in design. It is incredibly rare that you'd find two large snowflakes that look exactly alike, as their molecules will have frozen in a sudden and unique pattern.
However, there have been instances of smaller flakes formed at higher temperatures that appear indistinguishable, even under a microscope. They tend to be significantly less complex and generally form in the same basic shape.
Weather plays a bigger role than you may think when it comes to seasonal outdoor allergies.
Why can different types of precipitation be seen on Earth while temperatures remain constant?
Dangerous flash flooding is captured as an arroyo becomes filled with water in Carson Valley, Nevada.
The RealFeel Temperature uses an equation to determine how it actually feels outside.
Knowing what the different advisories, watches, and warnings mean will lead to more informed decision making when a winter storm threatens a particular area.
How can you determine if and when the ice is thick enough for safely going out on?
Seeking shelter in the event of a tornado could save your life, but is there really any safe place to hide?
Driving on a 90-degree angle away from the tornado is a good strategy to follow in order to distance yourself from the tornado.
Supercell thunderstorms have been responsible for major tornadoes that have demolished parts of the U.S.
After a cold, clear winter night without much wind, the ground and nearby tree branches may be covered by tiny, white ice crystals.