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Subject: Melting ice below 32 degrees F.

Date: Fri Feb 14 19:54:12 1997 Posted by Loren
Grade level: other
School: No school entered.
City: Rochester State/Province: MN
Country: USA
Area of science: Physics ID: 855971652.Ph

The other day I noticed that the ice and snow was melting on both the sidewalks and streets. The sky was clear but our daily high was only 9 degrees F.

I can understand the ice melting on the streets because of all of the chemicals used. But what I don't understand is why doesn't the ice and snow seem to melt on days when the skies are overcast? On these days everything is solid ice.

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