Dendritic Snowflake

A fine, light snow has been falling today, so I took the magnifying glass out to look for cuff-link crystals. No luck–the flakes seemed to be broken-up fragments of dendrites. It’s not windy here at the ground. (It rarely is in interior Alaska.) But it must really be turbulent above the ground, to break and grind the flakes like that. Bentley would not have found this a useful snow storm–if you can call something that might give a quarter inch of snow if it goes on all day a storm!

Not at all like the storm that’s coming up in Tourist Trap, which was modeled on some early storms in the Great Plains.