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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">[[precipitation|Precipitation]] composed of white or translucent [[ice crystals]], chiefly in complex branch hexagonal  form and often agglomerated into [[snowflakes]].</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">For weather-observing purposes, the [[intensity]] of snow is characterized as 1) light when the  [[visibility]] is 1 km (5/8 [[statute mile]]) or more; 2) moderate when the visibility is less than 1 km  (5/8 statute mile) but not more than 1/2 km (5/16 statute mile); and 3) heavy when the visibility  is less than 1/2 km (5/16 statute mile).</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">[[Precipitation]] composed of white or translucent [[ice crystals]], chiefly in complex branch hexagonal  form and often agglomerated into [[snowflakes]].</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">For weather-observing purposes, the [[intensity]] of snow is characterized as 1) light when the  [[visibility]] is 1 km (5/8 [[statute mile]]) or more; 2) moderate when the visibility is less than 1 km  (5/8 statute mile) but not more than 1/2 km (5/16 statute mile); and 3) heavy when the visibility  is less than 1/2 km (5/16 statute mile).</div><br/> </div>
 
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snow

Precipitation composed of white or translucent ice crystals, chiefly in complex branch hexagonal form and often agglomerated into snowflakes.

For weather-observing purposes, the intensity of snow is characterized as 1) light when the visibility is 1 km (5/8 statute mile) or more; 2) moderate when the visibility is less than 1 km (5/8 statute mile) but not more than 1/2 km (5/16 statute mile); and 3) heavy when the visibility is less than 1/2 km (5/16 statute mile).

See also thundersnow



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