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How Do Winter Storms Form

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COLD AIR: For snow and ice to form, the temperature must be below freezing
in the clouds and near the ground.
MOISTURE: Water evaporating from bodies of water, such as a large lake or
the ocean, is an excellent source of moisture.
LIFT: Lift causes moisture to rise and form clouds and precipitation. An
example of lift is warm air colliding with cold air and being forced
to rise. Another example of lift is air fl owing up a mountain side.

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