Watery particles congealed into white or transparent crystals or flakes in the air, and falling to the earth, exhibiting a great variety of very beautiful and perfect forms.
Fig.: Something white like snow, as the white color (argent) in heraldry; something which falls in, or as in, flakes.
To fall in or as snow; -- chiefly used impersonally; as, it snows; it snowed yesterday.
A form of precipitation composed of ice crystals.
Precipitation of ice crystals of feathery or needlelike structure. The crystals may fall singly, or a large number of them may be matted together in the form of large flakes.
Precipitation of snow crystals, mostly branched in the form of six-pointed stars; for automated stations, any form of frozen precipitation other than hail.
A prediction of snow indicates a steady fall of snow for several hours or more. It may be modified by terms such as "light," "intermittent," or "occasional" to indicate lesser intensity or periodic snow.
Precipitation composed of white or translucent ice crystals, chiefly in complex branched hexagonal forms.
Ice crystals that 'grow' in clouds.
Precipitation of ice crystals, most of which are branched (sometimes star shaped).
Distinct crystals (of many forms) of ice. Commonly accumulates with a density of 50 - 200 kg·m-3, although wind-abraded and -packed snow may have a higher initial density.
precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals
a layer of snowflakes (white crystals of frozen water) covering the ground
fall as snow; "It was snowing all night"
mainly branched, six-sided ice crystals. At temperatures near 0 C, they will join together to form snowflakes.
a form of precipitation that comes in the form of flakes. Consists of clusters of ice crystals frozen together into six-sided shapes. Snow forms only when the air is cold enough to freeze the moisture as it condenses out of the air.
Precipitation in the form of white or clear ice crystals.
Intricately shaped ice crystals that fall as precipitation.
Precipitation made up of ice crystals in the shape of a hexagon.
Precipitation composed of white or translucent ice crystals. Snow forms in cold clouds by the direct transfer of water vapor to ice.
solid precipitation in the form of white or translucent ice crystals of various shapes originating in the upper atmosphere as frozen particles.
Frozen precipitation that forms when water vapor is deposited as ice crystals around nuclei in the clouds.
Frozen precipitation composed of ice particles in complex hexagonal patterns.
A steady fall of snowflakes for several hours over the same area.
Atmospheric vapour frozen into ice crystals that falls to earth in light white flakes. A snowstorm is a heavy fall of snow, especially with a high wind. A severe snowstorm is called a blizzard
The sky will be overcast and the snow continuous. The snow can amount to significant accumulations but usually will not exceed 3cm during the forecast period. Visibility will be reduced, roadways slippery, and snow may accumulate on roadways with the absence of salt trucks. If more than 3cm of snow is expected to fall within a forecast period, the snow forecast will call for "3 to 5 cm of snow", "5 to 10 cm of snow", or "more than 10 cm of snow".
precipitation that consists of frozen flakes formed when water vapor accumulates on ice crystals, going directly to the ice phase
Frozen precipitation in the form of white or translucent hexagonal ice crystals that fall in soft, white flakes.
precipitation in the form or small tabular and columnar white ice crystals formed directly from the water vapor of the air at a temperature of less than 0 degrees Celsius
Precipitation consisting of clumps of ice crystals.
a frozen form of precipitation that falls as ice crystals formed into flakes.
Precipitation of ice crystals, isolated or agglomerated, falling from a cloud.
Soft white crystals of ice that fall to the earth as precipitation
Precipitation composed of white or translucent ice crystals, chiefly in complex branch hexagonal form and often agglomerated into snowflakes. For weather-observing purposes, the intensity of snow is characterized as 1) light when the visibility is 1 km (5/8 statute mile) or more; 2) moderate when the visibility is less than 1 km (5/8 statute mile) but not more than 1/2 km (5/16 statute mile); and 3) heavy when the visibility is less than 1/2 km (5/16 statute mile).
Ice crystals that fall from clouds and which may stick together to form snowflakes.
(1) an ice particle formed by sublimation of vapor in the atmosphere (2) a collection of loosely bonded ice crystals deposited from the atmosphere; high density snow (greater than 550 kilograms per cubic meter; 34 pounds per cubic foot) is called firn if it is older than one year.
Frozen precipitation in the form of white or translucent ice crystals in complex branched hexagonal form. It most often falls from stratiform clouds, but can fall as snow showers from cumuliform ones. It usually appears clustered into snowflakes. It is reported as "SN" in an observation and on the METAR.
Snow is precipitation in the form of crystalline water ice, consisting of a multitude of snowflakes. Since it is composed of small ice particles it is a granular material. It has an open and therefore soft structure, unless packed by external pressure.