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Name: Remy L.
Status: student
Age:  10
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: 2000-2001


Question:
How much snow does Antartica get in a year?


Replies:
Dear Remy-

The weather station at the South Pole in Antarctica averages less than one inch of new snow each year... 0.8 inches. The most snow falls near the ocean, where some locations record an average of 15 inches of precipitation each year, but some of that falls as rain.

Antarctica can be classified as a desert continent, with less than 10 inches of precipitation annually.

Wendell Bechtold, Meteorologist
Forecaster, National Weather Service
Weather Forecast Office, St. Louis, MO


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