When most people think of winter, they automatically think of snow. However, there are several kinds of precipitation that can occur during the winter. The type of precipitation that falls depends on the temperature of the atmosphere from the cloud to the surface. Slide the layer of warm air across the window to see how it can impact the type of winter precipitation that falls.
Most of the precipitation that forms during the winter starts out as snow because the top layer of the storm clouds are usually cold enough to create snowflakes.
The 4 different types of precipitation seen in winter weather are: