Ever wonder why it gets so quiet when it snows? Snow is actually a really good sound absorber like insulation or that foam you use to keep pipes warm. 

David Herrin, an associate professor in the UK collect of Engineering explains “In the audible range, a couple inches of snow is roughly .6 or 60 percent absorbing on average. Snow is porus, on some ways like commercial sound absorbing foam.”

And the more snow you have, the higher the sound absorbtion ability. So next time you’re outside during a few inches, enjoy the peace and quiet the snow brings.