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Have you ever noticed how quiet it is when the snow is falling? Snow’s delicate and lacy structure is responsible for this. Those same fanciful crystals photographed by Wilson Bentley represent a multitude of surfaces for the sound waves to bounce off from. Thus any sound wave traveling through the falling snow is quickly deflected into countless directions, muting the sound quickly.