granular snow

granular snow

[′gran·yə·lər ′snō]
(meteorology)
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Ireland, which is virtually ignored by the British news media, was bracing for a direct hit Thursday from Emma, the powerful storm system roaring up from the Bay of Biscay that is expected to deliver 60-mph winds and fine, granular snow, leading to snow drifts and whiteout conditions across most or all of the island.
It is best done on deep and fluffy snow or granular snow also called re-crystallised sugar snow.
Splayed prints in patches of granular snow led me to oak leaves that had sifted over any blood I might have missed.
Corn snow is a granular snow formed by alternate thawing and freezing as warm days are followed by cold nights.
Mountain High: Wet, granular snow, 12- to 24-inch base, five trails, three lifts, 10 percent open.
Third, microorganisms may have been physically removed by the process of filtration through the granular snow or the soil matrix above or beneath the permafrost.
By next morning it is 18 below zero, and the dry, granular snow of the Rockies is falling, drifting into the heart-shaped prints of deer, blooming coldly on the withered umbels of dill plants left standing in the garden, and building precise waves and tines of drift along the fence.
The spring season's mixture of warmer days and cooler nights sets into motion a recurring process of freezing, thawing, then refreezing which generates "corn snow", small kernels of smooth, granular snow.
Ski report:Bear Mountain - machine groomed, 48- to 60-inch base, 30 trails, eight lifts, 99 percent open; Mount Baldy - packed powder, 24- to 36-inch base, 20 trails, four lifts; Snow Summit - machine groomed, 18- to 42-inch base, 11 lifts, 100 percent open; Snow Valley - wet, granular snow, 40- to 60-inch base, 21 trails, six lifts; Mammoth Mountain - powder, 132- to 180-inch base, 18 lifts, 80 percent open; June Mountain - powder, 72- to 108-inch base, six lifts.
Ski report: Bear Mountain - closed for the season; Alpine Meadows - wet, granular snow, 96- to 192-inch base, 11 lifts; Bear Valley - spring snow, 60- to 118-inch base, 60 trails, eight lifts, 100 percent open; Heavenly - spring snow, 60- to 120-inch base, 79 trails, 23 lifts, 100 percent open; Kirkwood - spring snow, 120- to 216-inch base, 65 trails, 11 lifts, 100 percent open; Mammoth Mountain - packed powder 84- to 204-inch base, 19 lifts; Squaw Valley - machine groomed, 48- to 180-inch base, 15 lifts, 90 percent open.