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Will Blustery Weather Bring Corn Snow this Spring?

3/31/2022 (Permalink)

Depending on whether or not you’re a skier, you may be unfamiliar with the term “corn snow.” Corn snow, by definition, is large-grained, rounded crystals formed from repeated melting and freezing of the snow

The spring season is prime time for corn snow because of the melt-freeze cycle. Avalanche forecaster, John Snook, explains that “During the day when it gets above freezing, you get liquid water on the snowpack. At night, it re-freezes on the individual grains of snow and creates a larger frozen grain.”

The New York Times offers a simple formula for corn snow: “Spring rains plus freezing plus sunshine equal corn snow, one of the most delightful surfaces for skiing.” 

Skiers love these kinds of snow conditions and our New England ski resorts tend to stretch the season until at least May for these reasons. So, if you didn’t have enough time on the slopes during the winter, keep your eye on the forecast for some fun corn snow conditions this spring!

For any less than fun weather heading our way this season, trust SERVPRO to handle any storm damage or storm remediation issues. Simply contact SERVPRO of Danvers / Ipswich for a fast, reliable response following any spring storm damage.

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