37 words for snow. Plus this one: Here

Snow.

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.

Squall. Snowstorm.

Blizzard.

The view out my front door this afternoon displayed Old Man Winter's sudden arrival in all its glory.

The view out my front door this afternoon displayed Old Man Winter’s sudden arrival in all its glory.

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.

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5 responses to “37 words for snow. Plus this one: Here

  1. I miss snow!

  2. Yikes, already???? Words for Florida!! Sunny. Green. Tropical. Beaches. Breezy. Lovely. Peaceful. Warm. Sorry, don’t miss the snow..though it is beautiful!! Great post!

    • These words come at a great time, Sagescenery. Thanks! I’m trying to convince my Beloved to take in some Grapefruit League baseball games during spring training next year. But it’s not baseball, it’s the weather that will lure him.

      • Yup, come on down!!! Predicting a bit of a cold spell tonight, though…wind picking up they say…and tomorrow may not even get above 71 degrees!! Yikes, huh!!!

  3. Reblogged this on Minnesota Transplant and commented:

    On this ominous occasion when the heavens open up and drop solid precipitation that can be measured in feet rather than inches, I give you this post from 2013. (I shall neglect mentioning I missed experiencing it in person, but the descriptions of loved ones who did made me feel like I was there — and glad I wasn’t).

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