MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Is it ever “too cold” to snow?
The short answer is no but it can be too dry or too warm for snow. Cold air is drier, but if there is some moisture and a way for air to rise and cool, it would be possible to get snow.
Let’s look at Antarctica. It picks up very little snow because cold air holds less moisture, which is needed for snow development. Snow is common in places where there is the presence of warm air because warm air can hold more moisture. Snow does rely on temperatures higher up to be at or below freezing. At the same time the amount of moisture can play a part too.