Snow Facts!

Meteorologist Josh Fitzpatrick gives you some interesting facts about snow and the criteria for an official snowstorm.

Just recently I spoke to Mr. Noble's fourth grade class at Nichols Elementary in Barboursville about weather.  We talked all about tornadoes, hurricanes, lightning and their favorite, snow!

Here's a group photo of all of us.

They had many questions about snow.  So I went over some interesting and fun facts on it. 

In the Tri-State, according to the National Weather Service in Charleston, WV, to have an official snowstorm you must have 4" or more inches of snow in 12 hours or 6" or more inches of snow in 24 hours.

When we say "several inches of snow are coming" that usually means 3" or more inches.

Thank you to the fourth graders at Nichols for being such a great group and thank you to Mr. Noble and student teacher (from M.U.), Kristina Williams for inviting me.  Keep up the great work!

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