snow

snowpack

the total snow and ice on the ground, including both new snow and the previous snow and ice which have not melted.
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snowmelt

melting of the snowcover, and also the period during which melting of the snow cover occurs at the end of the winter.

snowflake

a cluster of ice crystals that falls from a cloud.
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snowfall

the depth of new snow that has accumulated since the previous day or since the previous observation.
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snowdrift

an accumulation or bank of snow formed when wind blows snow against an obstruction; often considerably thicker than the surrounding snowcover.

snowbursts

very intense showers of snow, often of short duration, that greatly restrict visibility and produce periods of rapid snow accumulation.
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snow worm

an oligochaete worm that lives on temperate glaciers or perennial snow; there are several species that range in color from yellowish-brown to reddish-brown or black; they are usually less than 1 millimeter (0.04 inch) in diameter and average about 3 millimeters (0.1 inch) in length; some feed off red algae.
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snow water equivalent

the water content obtained from melting.
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snow squall

a brief, but intense fall of snow that greatly reduces visibility and which is often accompanied by strong winds.
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snow pellets

precipitation in the form of small, white opaque ice particles; resemble ice grains, but are round (sometimes conical) and about 2-5 mm in diameter.

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