Why Is Static Electricity Worse in the Winter?

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Static electricity is the electric charge that is trapped on the surface of an object. Static electricity is worse during the winter because there is lack of humidity and the moisture covers the material which then allows for a path of electron flow.
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Cold air is less humid. Drier air leads to more static electricity.
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Because cold winter air
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It's less humid in winter. The reason humidity matters is that it is positively correlated with the conductivity of the air (i.e. more humidity means the air is more conductive )
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