Snow and ice crystals formes a fluffy substance that is produced in the clouds and fall to the ground in winter. Clean snow is white and cloudy. Snow forms white, insulating blanket, which can persist for several months, until the temperature rises above zero and the snow melts. If the snow is not going to be able to melt in the summer, it gradually hardens to a glacier.

Many animals have adapted to snowy climates. In addition, many of the animal's coat is white in winter, and the snow also protects a number of overwintering plants. The snow has both positive and negative effects on human activities, it is bossible to ski or kick-sled, but on the other hand a thick snowfall may cause traffic chaos. Snow, however, allows for many winter sports and different hobbies.

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