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Did You Know?

How cold does it have to be to snow?

In order for snow to form, the atmospheric temperature needs to be 32° or lower, and the ground temperature needs to be 41° or lower.

Source: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Why does salt melt ice on roads?

The surface layer of ice is semi-liquid. When that layer is mixed with salt, its melting point is slowly lowered. 

Source: Popular Mechanics

Can it be too cold to snow?

Even the coldest air can have a source of moisture, so it can snow even when it’s extremely cold. However, the colder the air, the less likely that snowflakes will form.

Source: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Talking To …

Mike Marquette

Quest Diagnostics has decided to begin replacing their gas-powered fleet with electric vehicles. “We want to move with technology,” says Mr. Marquette, who manages Quest’s fleet in Pennsylvania and other mid-Atlantic states. “Technology is moving in the electric direction.”


Dr. Tim Maguire

“It’s very likely that we all have microplastics inside of us right now,” says Dr. Maguire, an environmental researcher at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia at Drexel University. We don’t yet know the health impact these tiny pieces of man-made material will have.



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