wet snow

wet snow

[′wet ′snō]
(meteorology)
Deposited snow that contains a great deal of liquid water.
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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.
rubbing surfaces with my hand that smells like wet snow. When we're
"Some areas at lower levels may see some sleet or wet snow at times, but settling of snow will tend to be restricted to areas above 200 to 300 metres.
"A brief spell of wet snow is possible on high ground of southern Scotland, northern England and north Wales, with some small accumulations possible.
In the evening, precipitations in Eastern Bulgaria, too, mostly rain, in the Ludogorie and Dobrudzha a rain and wet snow. In the areas with accumulated snow and rainfall, there will be conditions for frost.
'Try to avoid planting arborvitae species in areas that get lots of heavy, wet snow," Andersen advises.