Snow is in the forecast for New York City today. Here are some fun facts to ponder as the flakes fall:
- All snowflakes, regardless of shape, have six sides.
- Snow crystals are translucent, not white. The white color we see is caused by sunlight that is reflected off the crystals.
- Most snowflakes fall at a speed of two to five feet per second. That is roughly the same speed as a person walking casually.
Enjoy the snow!