Why it is quiet when it snows

Why is it so quiet when it snows? Duncan Geere writes about exactly that in The silence of snowfall.

I recall one of my high school teachers saying “I’ve never heard something so loud as the silence that happens during a snowstorm.”

Silence can be deafening. When I was younger I’d spend countless hours outdoors, in the woods, in the middle of a snowstorm. My parents can attest to this; I would actually sit in my snowsuit for hours and hours and hours just watching the snow.

Looking back, I think I just liked the silence. I am the youngest of six children and the house was generally incredibly loud. To this day I like quiet. I think I need to hang out in the snow more.

/via Shawn King on The Loop.