Winter tire, showing tread pattern designed to compact snow in the gaps.
Heavy snowfall and strong winds during a 2016 blizzard, New York City
Snow tire with metal studs, which improve traction on icy surfaces.
National Guard members clear a road of fallen trees after a February 2021 winter storm in Putnam County, West Virginia.
Tire showing the ASTM 3PMSF (Three-Peak Mountain Snow Flake) symbol, denoting a qualifying snow tire, and a separate snow flake symbol, that recommends tire replacement with 4 mm of tread remaining
Snow storm in Modena, Italy
A Czech road sign Winter equipment, which mandates the use of snow tires
Wet snow and sleet during a winter storm, on the deck of RFA Tidespring south of Plymouth in the English Channel.
Russian studded tires warning sticker.
Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages.
Vehicle in cold, dry, powder snow, which offers comparatively better traction than moist snow.
Crabapple covered in icy glaze due to freezing rain. Ice storms often coat many surfaces. Severe ice storms, which may occur in spring, can kill plant life.
Vehicles in warm, moist, granular snow encounter decreased roadway traction.
2008 Chinese winter storm in Hefei, Anhui Province, China
Compaction of snow under an advancing snow tire, causing rolling resistance while passing through about {{convert|10|cm|in|sigfig=1}} of snow.
Compaction in about {{convert|5|cm|in|sigfig=1}} of snow left behind a snow tire, showing tread-snow interaction.

Snow tires, also known as winter tires, are tires designed for use on snow and ice.

- Snow tire

In places where snowfall is typical, such small snowfalls are rarely disruptive, because of effective snow and ice removal by municipalities, increased use of four-wheel drive and snow tires, and drivers being more used to winter conditions.

- Winter storm
Winter tire, showing tread pattern designed to compact snow in the gaps.

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