Snow and Ice
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Winds of over 40 km/h and visibility of up to 1 km
To moderate or great heights above the ground; the horizontal visibility at eye level is generally very poor.
Usually found in the Spring.
May be formed by sun, rain or wind, and is described as breakable crust or unbreakable crust, depending upon whether it wil break under the weight of a turning skier.
By repeated grooming or continuous wind exposure. Often snow that has never melted or re-crystallised.
E.g. "New over packed powder" or "New over machine groomed".
Good for making snowballs and snowmen
Has not been compacted by skier traffic or grooming.
First used to describe a New York storm that dropped 6 ft of snow in 24 hours (1958)
Flurries usually produce little accumulation.
Actually smells like watermelons
Snow with a high moisture content when it fell.
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