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Okie Winters

Sticking to the Stick

Sticking to the Stick

Adhesion of snowflakes kept the mass together in the gaps between branches, while the ice-encrusted stick as a whole was strong enough to hold the entire three-dimensional lattice. The precursory coating of ice gave the stick a rigid exoskeleton over a much larger surface area than before, each factor helping to support the snow above.

Norman, OK (29 Jan 10), looking up and NE