Snow Blindness

Science / Weather / Snow Blindness: Temporary blindness or impaired vision that results from bright sunlight reflected off the snow surface. The medical term is niphablepsia.

Snow Shower

Science / Weather / Snow Shower: Frozen precipitation in the form of snow, characterized by its sudden beginning and ending. It is reported as 'SHSN' in an observation and on the METAR. MORE

Snow Squall

Science / Weather / Snow Squall: A heavy snow shower accompanied by sudden strong winds, or a squall. MORE

Snowballing

Business / Finance / Snowballing: A revision to the Bretton Woods international monetary system that was signed at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., in December 1971. Included were a new set of par values, widened bands MORE

Snow Roller

Science / Weather / Snow Roller: The product of moist, cohesive snow that when initiated by wind rolls across the landscape, gathering snow until it can no longer move. It is shaped like a rolled sleeping bag, some reaching four feet MORE

Snow Plow

Entertainment / Bowling / Snow Plow: Normally a ball that hits high and plows through the pins for a strike. A strike ball. MORE

Snow Level

Science / Weather / Snow Level: The elevation in mountainous terrain where the precipitation changes from rain to snow, depending on the temperature structure of the associated air mass. MORE

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