Fester Niederschlag, v.a. in Form sechsstrahliger Eissternchen, die sich meist zu Sch.flocken zusammenlagern.
1. A layer of snowflakes (white crystals of frozen water) covering the ground.
2. Precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals; SYN. snowfall.
Precipitation in the form of soft, white, crystalline flakes caused by the condensation in air of excess water vapor below freezing point. Light reflecting in the crystals, which have a basic hexagonal (six-sided) geometry, gives snow its white appearance.