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Snowflakes create varying shapes according to different temperatures:
32-25° F - Thin hexagonal plates
25-21° F - Needles
21-14° F - Hollow columns
14-10° F - Sector plates (hexagons with indentations)
10-3° F - Dendrites (lacy hexagonal shapes)
 As the temperature gets warmer, snowflakes are more simply shaped. As the temperature gets colder, snowflake shapes become more intricate.
Sources: Science GIF
 

Snowflakes create varying shapes according to different temperatures:

  • 32-25° F - Thin hexagonal plates
  • 25-21° F - Needles
  • 21-14° F - Hollow columns
  • 14-10° F - Sector plates (hexagons with indentations)
  • 10-3° F - Dendrites (lacy hexagonal shapes)

 As the temperature gets warmer, snowflakes are more simply shaped. As the temperature gets colder, snowflake shapes become more intricate.

Sources: Science GIF

 

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