How much snow does it take for snow to stick on the ground?

5 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Its not the amount, but moreso the air temperature and the ground temperature that makes the difference between it sticking vs not sticking. We had our first "snowfall" today, nothing more than 1-2cm, but the air temp was -1C, and the ground temp was slighlty above zero. This meant that most of the snow melted within a few hours, a few spots in unlit and higher elevation areas, it stuck to the grass.

  • 1 month ago

    the amount is not relevant. "Sticking" to the ground (not melting) is relative to the temperature of the air and ground (with influences of heat such as the sun). 

    if cold enough, 1 flake can stick. if too warm, ten feet of snow will not stick. 

  • abdul
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It takes enough to cool the surface down enough to stop melting the snow as it falls, Once it stops melting on contact, then the sow begins to stick and pile up. It is all about temperature.

  • Robert
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Only a flake. If the ground is cold enough

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    That depends on the conditions before it snows. 

    If the ground is wet, then a lot. The water already present will melt the snow that lands. 

    If it's dry and very cold it should stick straight away. But if it's too cold it won't snow, ice will just fall instead.

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