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Physics of Snowflakes: A Snowflake Primer site description for Physics of Snowflakes: A Snowflake Primer
Learn all about the physics of snowflakes. Check the sidebar menu, to see all of the topics. This site, from California Technical Institute, also has a gallery of snowflakes. 

Historical Climate Data site description for Historical Climate Data
Check out the weather for Christmas in 1970, or check out the weather on your birthday. Here is a database of weather statistics that you can narrow daily or hourly for areas across Canada. 

National Snow and Ice Data Center - All About Snow site description for National Snow and Ice Data Center - All About Snow
This site is for older, more advanced learners ready to investigate snow and ice. Visit the Q & A section to find out why is snow is white and how big snowflakes can get.  

Wind Chill Explained site description for Wind Chill Explained
This article has a infographic explaining wind chill and why it makes us feel so cold. 

Snow to Ice Animation site description for Snow to Ice Animation
Watch this animation and learn how snow turns into ice. 

TED: The Science of Snowflakes site description for TED: The Science of Snowflakes
Did you know that snowflakes are all six-sided and that none of them are exactly the same? Learn about the science of covalent bonds and the making of a snowflake. 

Why Files: A Winter's Tale site description for Why Files: A Winter's Tale
Learn all about snow and ice and the weather conditions that make them.  

Scholastic's Weather Maker site description for Scholastic's Weather Maker
"Using our Interactive Weather Maker, you'll be able to turn a sunny day into a windy day. Or create a rainy day. And if you create the correct conditions, you can make a blizzard - complete with a whiteout! "[site introduction] 

Being Prepared for Winter (Environment Canada) site description for Being Prepared for Winter (Environment Canada)
This site from Environment Canada has great information about winter weather in Canada. Find out how winter storms begin or how wind chill is calculated. You will find links to blizzard and storm surge safety, as well. 

Canada's Wind Chill Index site description for Canada's Wind Chill Index
The wind chill is determined by a specific set of criteria related to the temperature and the wind speed. This site explains how wind chill is determined. 

Christmas in Yellowstone Video: Winter Survival site description for Christmas in Yellowstone Video: Winter Survival
In this video..."It's December in Yellowstone, and the days are short. Tom Murphy must make camp before dark. He's carrying everything he needs to survive, plus his camera gear. Jacket, mittens, emergency kit. Find out what else comes out of his 70-pound pack." [site] 

Winter Storms site description for Winter Storms
Winter Storms has a look at all aspects of winter weather. The site contains diagrams, animations, maps and experiment suggestions for all things winter. 

Wilson A. Bentley, Snow Crystal Photomicrographs site description for Wilson A. Bentley, Snow Crystal Photomicrographs
Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley (1865-1931), photographed over 5000 snowflakes during his lifetime and never found two the same. This site is dedicated to his work and features samples of his photos.  

Web Weather for Kids – Blizzards & Winter Weather site description for Web Weather for Kids – Blizzards & Winter Weather
This site, from the National Center for Atmospheric Research, explains how snowflakes form, how blizzards happen, and how rain, snow, sleet, and freezing rain are predicted. 

The Digital Snow Museum Photo Archives site description for The Digital Snow Museum Photo Archives
The Digital Snow Museum has an extensive collection of images and photos of many snow events and blizzards. 
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