HOUSTON — It rarely snows in Houston, but did you know that no two snowflakes are exactly alike. Up close, snowflakes are among nature’s most beautiful products.

They all have six sides, but here is how they take on different forms. Each flake takes a slightly different path, encountering slightly different atmospheric conditions as they fall towards the Earth.  And those unique paths shape them. 

Some look like lace or gems, but they are all unique when they reach the ground.

KHOU Chief Meteorologist David Paul wants to keep you 'weather smart.'  See some of the other videos he's produced in the playlist below.

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