Ultra Cold Temperatures Change Boiling Water to Snow [Video]

By Jason Fitzpatrick on January 24th, 2013

If the weather is cold enough, it’s possible to toss a pot of boiling water in the air and be rewarded with a miniature snow cloud.

It’s really cold outside today here on the south shore of Montreal (QC, CA). Really, really cold. The temperature outside currently is at -13°F (-25°C), but when you add in the wind chill factor, it feels more like -29°F (-33°C). Since it rarely gets this cold, I decided to use the opportunity to show my kids what happens when you throw really hot (boiling) water in the air at this temperature. You can check out the video of the experiment (and put it in HD and full screen mode to observe the effect more closely.)

Turning Boiling or Hot Water into Snow at -13°F (-25°C) [Geeks Are Sexy]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/24/13
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