corn snow


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corn snow

[′kȯrn ‚snō]
(hydrology)
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Corn snow is a granular snow formed by alternate thawing and freezing as warm days are followed by cold nights.
When corn snow warms up in the morning "it tends to be kind of like fresh snow - it carves nicely and all that," Shepard said.
The alternating of thawing and freezing produces large granules commonly known as corn snow.
While days get longer, snow is in shorter supply, and the sun's rays, so crucial for creating the prized corn snow of spring sliding, unfortunately also mean the big meltdown has begun.
It was supposed to be one of those fabled "spring skiing" long weekends, a carefree jaunt among slopes cushioned by soft corn snow and warmed by a kindly sun.
After a really warm week, colder weather is supposed to be coming back, which should produce the classic cold-night, warm-day cycle that spits out the corn snow that spring skiers and riders covet.