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flo's avatar

Which snow type corresponds with the kind that looks like small white couscous?

Asked by flo (10547points) January 4th, 2013

Under the “On the ground’’ in the wiki page, I don’t see it. It is half the size of couscous. I haven’t seen it in real life or otherwise.

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Jeruba's avatar

I don’t understand the question. Are you saying you see it pictured on the Wikipedia page? If so, which one is it?

JLeslie's avatar

You probably mean snow pellets.

Sunny2's avatar

Has anyone found the list of terms for snow that the Eskimos use? I would assume that list would have the answer to this question.

Brian1946's avatar


I haven’t seen it in real life or otherwise.

Are you saying that you’ve only read or heard about the snow you described in your question?

laurenkem's avatar

I’m going with hail.

ETpro's avatar

@laurenkem Hail is not a type of snow.

zensky's avatar

Depth hoar.

2davidc8's avatar

Out west, we call it “corn snow”. It is usually seen in March and April, near springtime.

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flo's avatar

Thanks everyone.

@Brian1946 to answer your question, yes I’m going by the description I heard.

I’m going with snow pellets__ aka _Graupel.

ETpro's avatar

@flo Yep. It goes by both names. The former is colloquial and the later is the correct meteorological name.

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