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Cold weather quiz: See how you stack up!

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -- There are myths, legends, and stories about pretty much anything, including cold weather and snow.

KWWL asked some experts seven snow questions.  See how many you know the answers to, and then click on the video link on the top left of your screen to see the expert explanations.

True or False:

1. It can be too cold to snow.

2. Ice gets less slippery in really cold temperatures.

3. Salt melts ice and snow no matter how cold it is.

4. In order to snow, it must be below 32 degrees.

5. The shape of snowflakes depends on the temperature.

6. Windshield wipers and cleaner won't work once it gets too cold.

7. From Indian folklore, "As many days old as is the moon on the first snow, there will be that many snowfalls by crop-planting time."

ANSWERS (Watch attached video for detailed explanations)

1. false

2. false

3. false

4. true and false

5. true

6. false

7. ???

More on number seven: In Dubuque, the first snowfall was on December 3rd. The moon was 17 days old, so that would mean 17 snowfalls this season.

Jamie Grey

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