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Updated: 02/14/07

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"Good Omens"
by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman



Wednesday, 14 February 2007

Happy Valentine's Day!

SNOW: Precipitation in the form of crystalline water ice, consisting of a multitude of snowflakes.


SLEET: Ice pellets formed when snowflakes pass through a layer of warm air, thaw, then refreeze on further descent.


FREEZING RAIN: Rain that freezes on impact with a sufficiently cold surface. This can cover trees in a uniform layer of very clear, shiny ice a beautiful phenomenon, though excessive accumulation can break tree limbs and utility lines, causing utility failures and possible property damage.


SLUSH: Snow which partially melts upon reaching the ground, to the point that it accumulates in puddles of partially-frozen water.


FIRN: Snow which has been lying for at least a year but which has not yet consolidated into glacier ice. It is granular.

[OK, not yet, but check back.]

Over the past 36 hours we have all of the above, except the firn, and it is supposed to go back up through the list to snow again this afternoon. I am equating it to the Starbucks Menu - whether its a tall or a grande, a frappaccino or a macchiato or a dolce latte, at the end, it's all coffee.

[Or snow, in this case.]


[Only 4,927 more needed for our Wine Cellar Wall.]

Quote du jour:

"If I asked for a cup of coffee, someone would search for the double meaning.

Mae West (1892 - 1980) US actress

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