New snow. Old snow. Dirty snow. Yellow snow.
Slush. Sleet. Snow pack.
Frost. Freezing rain. Flurries.
Flakes. Falling. Lazy. Sparkling.
Crystals. Needles. Pellets. Powder. Sugar.Whiteout.
Anyone who lives in a snowy climate — Eskimo, Inuit, Minnesotan, even Chicagoan, I guess — has ample descriptions for snow. The first snow of the season today gives me the opportunity to exercise my vocabulary.