wet snow

wet snow

[′wet ′snō]
(meteorology)
Deposited snow that contains a great deal of liquid water.
References in classic literature ?
I fancy it is the wet snow that has reminded me of that incident which I cannot shake off now.
But a wet snow, melting to sleet, had fallen in the night and turned the roads to glass.
The seconds, measuring the paces, left tracks in the deep wet snow between the place where they had been standing and Nesvitski's and Dolokhov's sabers, which were stuck intothe ground ten paces apart to mark the barrier.
It was wet snow, half rain, and the flakes were large and soggy.
He felt his way through the wet snow to the watery muskeg berries, and went by feel as he pulled up the rush-grass by the roots.
When we were changing horses the next time, he came from the stable-yard, with the wet snow encrusted upon him and dropping off him--plashing and crashing through it to his wet knees as he had been doing frequently since we left Saint Albans--and spoke to me at the carriage side.
These winds, combined with heavy wet snow, will possibly result in downed tree limbs and power lines.
The Uniondale-based utility said it is closely monitoring and ready for the forecasted wet snow and high winds expected tonight and tomorrow morning.
Two to 4 inches of heavy, wet snow could accumulate during that time.
Ozzie claimed the powdery nature of the snow made it easier to clear than the usual wet snow and added that it was also more spectacular for anyone watching him work.
In addition some sleet or wet snow is likely for a time, mainly over high ground.
This effect will be enhanced in rain or wet snow - without protection, prolonged exposure could result in frost nip or frostbite on exposed parts of the body and hypothermia.