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Snow is precipitation in the form of crystalline water ice, consisting of a multitude of snowflakes.

Snow is commonly formed when water vapor undergoes deposition high in the atmosphere at a temperature of less than 0°C (32°F), and then falls to the ground.

Snow is used as a thermal insulator conserving the heat of the Earth and protecting crops from the freezing weather.

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