Snow Sentence Examples
Snow crunched under her feet and quickly soaked her flimsy slippers.
The snow was coming down in big heavy flakes now.
Cold wind whipped snow against her face.
He knelt, ruffling the snow from Darian's hair.
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Light snow had begun to fall—tiny crystals hardly visible in the light of the lamp across the street.
He stared into the dark night, watching the snow fall.
By noon the snow was all gone.
All the roads were hidden, not a single landmark was visible, only a waste of snow with trees rising out of it.
Snow covered his hair, and his skin was cold.Advertisement
The snow fell straight from the sky without the wind and was soft and fluffy beneath her feet.
Snow fell heavily outside.
It's supposed to snow tonight.
He tried not to think of that sad time, instead blinking away dark memories and focusing on the snow at his feet.
The hidden sun was setting, and the white snow clouds glowed eerily, lit by the last rays of light.Advertisement
Snow soon covered her arms as she crossed the roof to gaze into the well-lit courtyard.
I weathered some merry snow-storms, and spent some cheerful winter evenings by my fireside, while the snow whirled wildly without, and even the hooting of the owl was hushed.
When all was ready, the sabers stuck in the snow to mark the barriers, and the pistols loaded, Nesvitski went up to Pierre.
She sank down with her back to the door, not caring about the cold day or the snow that seeped through her clothes to chill her.
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So you were hoping it would snow, were you?
I have seen our river, when, the landscape being covered with snow, both water and ice were almost as green as grass.
Only the reflection of the white snow and grey sky provided light once she stepped outside.
The next morning, the sight of snow falling outside her window drew her gaze as she packed for the evacuation.
As the sun climbed over the mountains, it spread its glow across the snow still nestled in the cracks and crevices above him.Advertisement
He took a sip, gaze going to the snow falling outside the window.
And snow well into the spring.
Dean never ceased to marvel at the difference of high mountain snow from the heavy, wet precipitation of the East and the endless problems it caused with man and auto.
She heard the crunch of snow beneath boots.
It was the first snow I had seen here, and it made me a little homesick.
She stared at the blood-colored letters as the snow buried them.
I've been on climbs in all kinds of weather, some all day, rappelling down at dusk, nearly in the dark, with wind and snow trying to blow me off the wall.
Someone had cleared the snow from a bench so the Deans sat, catching their breath.
When he finished the chores, he swallowed three aspirins and went outside to shovel the accumulating snow, hoping further activity might dissipate the anger he felt, not only at Shipton, but at himself for losing it in so public and childish manner.
The snow was thawing in the sunshine, the horses galloped quickly, and on both sides of the road were forests of different kinds, fields, and villages.
Flakes of falling snow were fluttering in that light.
The snow is deep.
Has the snow been shoveled back?
I was hoping to see some snow, but this is fantastic.
At least there's no snow here.
Darian's boots crunched snow as he moved closer.
It was midmorning, and the snow still fell.
There are occasional frosts, but snow is never seen.
After dinner it began to snow, and we had a good frolic and an interesting lesson about the snow.
When all outside is cold and white, when the little children of the woodland are gone to their nurseries in the warm earth, and the empty nests on the bare trees fill with snow, my window-garden glows and smiles, making summer within while it is winter without.
This is particularly distinct to one standing on the middle of the pond in winter, just after a light snow has fallen, appearing as a clear undulating white line, unobscured by weeds and twigs, and very obvious a quarter of a mile off in many places where in summer it is hardly distinguishable close at hand.
The horses showered the fine dry snow on the faces of those in the sleigh--beside them sounded quick ringing bells and they caught confused glimpses of swiftly moving legs and the shadows of the troyka they were passing.
The whistling sound of the runners on the snow and the voices of girls shrieking were heard from different sides.
They were quietly dropping melted wax into snow and looking at the shadows the wax figures would throw on the wall, when they heard the steps and voices of new arrivals in the vestibule.
Through the falling snow a purple-black and starry sky showed itself and the frost grew keener.
A huge campfire was blazing brightly in the midst of the snow, lighting up the branches of trees heavy with hoarfrost.
About midnight they heard the sound of steps in the snow of the forest, and the crackling of dry branches.
Snow swirled around her as she strode from the mansion into the cold morning.
Carmen glanced quickly outside to see if the threatening snow had arrived.
A blowing snow storm delayed our flight north.
When she opened them, they stood outside a stone façade of a compound built into the side of a mountain and surrounded by evergreen trees whose branches were heavy with snow.
Jonny's feet crunched in the snow until he reached the rocky area on the west side of the mountain.
She approached the window, amazed at the snow, until her gaze fell to a figure kneeling like a dark gargoyle in the middle of the white lawn.
The lush Scottish Highlands around him were covered in a blanket of snow that stretched for miles, the white world interrupted only by a few narrow roads snaking in different directions.
A gust of wind flung snow into her face.
He jogged through the castle and ran out into the snow, launching himself into the cold air as he changed into the bird form.
With the town's elevation near eight thousand feet, plenty of snow was to be expected.
The snow was hard-packed from heavy use but the walking was not difficult.
When the stream became visible, the flow was light, a far cry from the raging torrent Dean remembered from late spring when the melting snow increased the flow of the Uncompahgre a hundred fold.
I was a lady for a long and lovely Sunday afternoon while a tan mare serenaded us with her tinkling bells as the runners wooshed along on the packed snow.
Dean turned him around as he was swinging, knocking Shipton flying into a snow bank with a right hand that started at ground level.
Sure. Everybody else was watching the climbers, at least what they could see through the snow.
She reached down, scooping up a hand full of the moist snow, and forced it into a loose ball.
She knocked the snow off the ledge.
In the winter similar consequences ensue, in a negative direction, from the prolonged loss of heat by radiation in the long and clear nights - an effect which is intensified wherever the surface is covered with snow, or the air little charged with vapour.
The climate though subject to extremes of heat and cold is healthy; in winter the roads are often closed by snow.
In the eastern part of the plateau snow occasionally falls, and frost at night is common during winter.
If the snow lies deep, they strap on his snowshoes, and, with the giant plow, plow a furrow from the mountains to the seaboard, in which the cars, like a following drill-barrow, sprinkle all the restless men and floating merchandise in the country for seed.
The light was so strong and the snow sparkled with so many stars that one did not wish to look up at the sky and the real stars were unnoticed.
Halfway lay some snow-covered piles of firewood and across and along them a network of shadows from the bare old lime trees fell on the snow and on the path.
Yes, prayer can move mountains, but one must have faith and not pray as Natasha and I used to as children, that the snow might turn into sugar-- and then run out into the yard to see whether it had done so.
One part of it dispersed and waded knee-deep through the snow into a birch forest to the right of the village, and immediately the sound of axes and swords, the crashing of branches, and merry voices could be heard from there.
For the main course try the seared scallops glazed with sugar cane and paired with snow peas and cashews or the roasted chicken with house made macaroni and cheese.
What are you doing standing out there in the snow?
The white sand was almost as blinding as snow.
But he had warned her about the cold - warned her about the snow.
The mountains that ringed them remained capped in their winter snow.
The runners might encounter any kind of weather, including freezing temperatures, fog, rain, or snow.
Now the jeep road was closed, as it had been since early fall and would remain so until June, locked in its privacy by several feet of accumulated snow.
The boots were a little tight and his legs weren't exactly locked together, but the old exhilaration of gliding over the snow returned immediately.
Dean found the deep powder beyond his limited abilities and Donald Ryland seemed content to stay with him and ski the packed trails, sometimes cutting off to test the moguls and deeper snow at the trail's edge.
He walked from Oak to Main Street yesterday though he didn't see me as his head was bent against the driving snow and I, a distance away.
You get into mixed rock and ice and there's often snow to clear away to get to a hard surface.
Donnie remained with his father and his new found ice climbing friends while Dean took his wife's hand and strolled further down the snow covered path, away from the edge.
While the snow was deeper here and the path less traveled, the walking was not difficult.
Soon they were snuggled beneath a heavy wool robe, gliding contentedly down the snow covered back roads of the Uncompahgre valley.
It was colder than usual, with the sun obscured by clouds, portending the accuracy of a forecast of snow.
The tall trees were draped in a white robe that had drifted to the earth, not snarled their way downward like the wind driven Eastern storms where snow was a dirty word, not the magical hush that mother nature bestowed on the mountains of the west.
Donald Ryland tipped his wool cap to her as he entered, still dripping snow on the kitchen floor.
She says they have plenty of snow up there.
The snow seems to trap me, as it does with the small squirrel I am watching from my window.
The frightened creature is as ill prepared for the season as I and scurries about frantically in the deepening snow in search of sustenance.
The snow began falling before dawn, drifting down with an urgency that heralded a serious accumulation.
But their wayward helper finally arrived, stomping off snow and apologizing profusely as the others began gathering their mountain of gear and leaving.
Dean leaped on Shipton, clawing away at the soft snow, pummeling him like an eighth grade schoolyard brawler while Shipton, still clutching his ice ax in one hand, swung at Dean, catching him on the cheek and face with the side of the solid handle.
It was peaceful on the path, in spite of the snow and increased inconvenience of trudging in its depth.
As he came out of the trees and crossed the bridge, he passed the sheriff 's car and emergency vehicles, their bubble gum lights still turning red or blue in the thickening snow.
But Dean's first priority was his wife Cynthia and he continued to jog, forced to concentrate on his footing if he were to remain upright in the gathering snow.
Not only did the intensifying snow make climbing even more dangerous than usual, but Shipton's accident had cloaked a pall over everyone's activities.
She looked away, outside, at the blur of snow as he continued.
Neither spoke until the lights of Montrose glowed through the snow.
The snow continued to fall as Dean pulled in front of Bird Song, angled his Jeep as best he could in the drifts, and climbed to the porch.
The return trip from Grand Junction had taken Dean twice the usual two hours, a slalom of ditched autos, snow plows, ice and stopped traffic.
He informed Dean the climbers, who were due to check out later, had left for the ice park, grumbling at the heavy accumulation of snow which was abating to a last-ditch flurry after depositing thirty inches of fluffy white.
We've got about three feet of snow out there that needs shoveling.
Dean managed to whistle down a young boy who agreed to use his snow blower on Dean's unfinished sidewalk, for an amount Dean considered ridiculous, but he knew he needed to get up to snuff on Shipton's fall before he was totally on the defensive.
Maybe he bounced on some of that snow and it broke his fall.
There wasn't near as much snow early yesterday and it's too loosely packed to provide much of a cushion.
I'm surprised anyone found the knife in the snow.
But then he pictured his beautiful wife, her unfailingly sweet and kind nature, and refused his mind's picture of her kneeling there in the snow, calmly sawing Shipton's rope until it parted, plunging him to his bloody death.
When Dean kicked the door loose from the accumulated snow blown against it, he found Jake Weller dressed in civilian clothes, huddled against the frame of the unshoveled rear entrance.
Weller had tromped through several feet of snow and was white to his thighs.
Both high-stepped their way through the deep snow to the plowed alley in the rear of Bird Song.
Dean stamped the snow from his boots.
It was a signature day in Ouray, better than the best of the area's finest painted or photographed images with the sky so blue, the pines so green and the snow so white, you couldn't paint truer colors with an art store's inventory.
Thursday's storm had roared into town with uncommon severity, bringing with it not only more than two feet of fresh snow, but a wind that set the white stuff a-dancing and swirling about the town, like a wild rhumba or some native fertility rite.
As he peddled downhill toward Ridgway, he could see the east side of the valley, exposed to the southern sun, had melted nearly clear of snow while across the valley, draped in shadow most of the day, the western slope retained almost all its recent covering.
However, unlike the highway, the snow here had not yet melted and Dean was forced to return to the main road at the first opportunity to cross back over the river.
She stamped out her cigarette in the snow before pulling a large suitcase from the small rear seat, nearly yanking off the handle and serenading the action with a chorus of curses.
The woman, a buxom blonde about forty, Dean guessed, was clothed in a fashion magazine outfit, designed for après snow bunny activity, not actually doing anything in the great outdoors.
Dean rummaged about in the snow among the remaining climbing articles but the leather apparatus he untangled was far too small for his waist.
His gloves, adequate for snow shoveling, were poor equipment to safely grasp a rope that supported his full weight.
Water dripped from above and tiny snowballs cascaded down the slope, bouncing off his un-helmeted head and under his collar as his line scoured the bank of snow above him.
Dean attempted to move, turning his body for a clearer look down at Shipton but the adjustment in his position caused a shower of snow to descend on him, nearly covering his head and shoulders.
Jackson loved being out in the snow, whether skiing or just walking.
Ahead of her, Katie stepped off the wooden porch into the ankle high snow and followed the trail Carmen had broken earlier on her trip to light the stove in the dairy.
The snow crunched under their feet and the icy carried Katie's words back in a cloud of steam.
Are you sure you can handle this thing on snow?
The snow is getting mushy.
It was a good twenty degrees warmer than when they got up this morning and the snow was even beginning to melt - a sure thing to bring on kidding.
The warm wind assisted the sun in melting the snow and most of it was already gone, leaving a trail of sloppy mud to the barn.
The rain would pack down the mud and melt the rest of the snow.
It was still snowing - huge flakes that lit softly on the heavy blanket of snow on the ground.
Snow had drifted across the steps and onto the porch.
Was this the first time he had seen snow?
She stepped out into the frigid morning, her boots sinking into the snow with a squeaking sound.
She squealed and bent over to collect more snow.
From the corner of her eye she saw the gray truck pushing a trail down the drive and dodged out of its path, completely forgetting about the stump hidden under the snow.
She dropped to the snow, clutching her knee and moaning.
A truck door slammed and strong hands plucked her out of the snow.
He released her abruptly and she staggered on the injured leg, nearly falling in the snow again.
Josh had left childhood behind long ago and this little frolic in the snow probably looked anything but innocent to him.
I had to wake him up with a snow ball.
The way he fussed over you at the restaurant and you two frolicking in the snow this morning like two lovers.
A few minutes later she was kicking snow around in the chicken yard until the toe of her boot struck something solid.
She buried a gloved hand in the snow and extracted the half tire that served as a watering trough.
They seemed unconcerned that their feet were buried in snow.
She trudged through the snow to the shed and filled a plastic bucket with pellets.
She sloshed through the slushy snow, splashing icy water on the legs of her jeans.
At least it wasn't a cold wind, and the snow was melting.
His huge feet splashed through the wet snow, slinging it at the goats.
As the airborne snow settled, so did the goats.
There were a dozen such places, and the snow had melted over part of the rocky areas, making tracking almost impossible.
I don't think it's worth trying to snow her anymore.
Rhyn slipped in the muddy snow beneath him and looked around for the angel.
When Snow stepped in on disc number three, he knew that too— the date of the jam, who was on vibes, snares and keyboard.
The highway to Pagosa Springs followed the San Juan River up the pass to the top of the Rocky Mountains while side streams, arush with melting snow, ice cold to the touch, cascaded down from the roof of the sky, thousands of feet above.
In time the trees began to thin and patches of old snow appeared in ever increasing numbers, tucked in dark crevices, left over from winter storms of months long past.
No doubt Alex still remembered the way she kicked around in the snow for the half tires, stomped them to get the ice out, and then filled them with water carried from the old farm house.
A rare late October snowstorm only visited a half day and the snow didn't stay on the ground long, but it made a serious statement.
The cold front turned into a winter storm that started with freezing rain and ended with snow.
Still, they were blissfully marooned on their little island of snow for another day until the snow melted enough that Alex could get to work.
The sun came out and melted the snow enough that she felt it was safe to get out.
Crunching through the slushy snow, she walked down the drive, up the road and down the Reynolds drive.
The snow had melted on the mountain trail, and the dry gray rocks provided sufficient traction for Ed's hooves as they climbed higher into the hills.
Hopefully the threat wasn't snow.
Snow crunched underfoot as he moved closer to the portal.
Darian was thigh deep in snow, though the storm had stopped and the half-moon was out and bright.
He grunted as he dropped into the snow.
Rather than risk Traveling to the center of the phenomenon, Jenn ran down the driveway the vamps had cleared of snow to the narrow country road leading up the mountain to the Black God's hideout.
She trotted until she was parallel to the lights then plunged into the deep snow, forcing her way into the forest.
She threw herself into the snow, watching the lightning slice the air where she'd been.
Jenn chose a small scouting position, hidden from view by rocks and snow.
Within a couple of hours, clouds blocked the moon, and the snow began again.
Though I do like this weather better than the snow.
His magic filled the space around them, bending light and shadows in a way she found as mesmerizing as flames or the falling snow.
Snow fell heavier, until she could barely see the next tree in front of her.
She entered, stomping her feet to clear her legs of snow.
Dark fell, the only light in the cave coming from the snow.
The snow fell in sheets outside the cave.
She could see nothing amid snow and darkness.
Such roofs are not suitable for cold climates, for accumulations of snow might overburden the structure and would also cause the wet to penetrate through any small crevices and under flashings.
Snow hardly ever falls near the coast, but is abundant in the higher parts of the island, though none remains throughout the summer.
In April and May the rivers have opened, the snow has disappeared, and the opportunity has been afforded the farmer of sowing his grain.
The precipitation of rain, snow and hail is about 55 in.
Alone among French rivers, the Rhne, itself Alpine in character in its upper course, is partly fed by Alpine rivers (the Arve, the Isre and the Durance) which have their floodsin spring at the melting of the snow, and are maintained by glacierwater in summer.
Snow falls two years out of three, but soon melts.
The mean winter reading of the thermometer is 54.7, and accompanied as this is by clear skies and an absence of snow, the season is both pleasant and invigorating.
More snow falls in February than in any other month.
These are the Monte Terminillo, near Leonessa (7278 ft.), and the Monte Velino near the Lake Fucino, rising to 8192 ft., both of which are covered with snow from November till May.
In all the upland valleys of the Abruzzi snow begins to fall early in November, and heavy storms occur often as late as May; whole communities are shut out for months from any intercourse with their neighbours, and some villages are so long buried in snow that regular passages are made between the different houses for the sake of communication among the inhabitants.
Heavy falls of snow in June are not uncommon, and only for a short time towards the end of July are the nights totally exempt from light frosts.
In the same way, whilst in the plains and hills round Naples snow is rarely seen, and never remains long, and the thermometer seldom descends to the freezing-point, 20 m.
High districts covered with oaks and chestnuts succeed to this almost tropical vegetation; a little higher up and we reach the elevated regions of the Pollino and the Sila, covered with firs and pines, and affording rich pastures even in the midst of summer, when heavy dews and light frosts succeed each other in July and August, and snow begins to appear at the end of September or early in October.
Southern Italy indeed has in general a very different climate from the northern portion of the kingdom; and, though large tracts are still occupied by rugged mountains of sufficient elevation to retain the snow for a considerable part of the year, the districts adjoining the sea enjoy a climate similar to that of Greece and the southern provinces of Spain.
It is customary to speak of the disastrous effect, of cold winds, snow, hail and frost, lightning, &c., under the heading of atmospheric influences, which only shows once more how impossible it is to separate causes individually.
Assimilation goes on during the whole year, except during periods of frost or when the plants are buried by snow.
A similar zone surrounds the permanent snow on lofty mountains in all latitudes.
The mean annual rainfall during nine years (1899-1907) was nearly 92 in., about one-eighth of it being represented by snow.
In the north, where the province borders Semipalatinsk, it includes the western parts of the Tarbagatai range, the summits of which (10,000 ft.) do not reach the limit of perpetual snow.
In the Ala-kul steppes the winds blow away the snow.
The next following instalments of vapour, getting diffused throughout a large mass of relatively cold gas, condense into a kind of "snow," known in commerce and valued as "flowers of sulphur" (fibres sulphuris).
The rapid melting of the snow at the same time causes the rivers to swell, and renders a.
A so-called " rainy season " lasts from October to April, but the precipitation is chiefly in the form of snow on the mountains.
Except at great altitudes snow lies on the ground only a few days each year.
The principal groups are for the greater part of the year covered with snow, which remains in the deeper clefts throughout the summer; the intervals between them are filled by connecting chains which sometimes reach the height of 3000 ft.
These mountains, which include the highest peaks in the world, rise, along their entire length, far above the line of perpetual snow, and few of the passes across the main ridges are at a less altitude than 15,000 or 16,000 feet.
It is to the greatly reduced fall of snow on the northern faces of the highest ranges of the Himalaya that is to be attributed the higher level of the snow-line, a phenomenon which was long a cause of discussion.
The most conspicuous features of the entire region, Mount Ararat (16,930 ft.) and Mount Alagoz (13,440 ft.), are both solid masses of trachyte; and both rise above the limits of perpetual snow.
The average annual fall of snow is about 37 in.
Frost and snow are occasionally experienced among the mountains and on the inland plateaus, but never along the coast.
In winter the effect is heightened by the snow which caps all the higher peaks.
Robin Hood is Hod, the god of the wind, a form of Woden; Maid Marian is Morgen, the dawn-maiden; Friar Tuck is Toki, the spirit of frost and snow."
There is no snow.
The best thing to do is to rub them with snow or with cold water.
The St Bernard is a large breed taking its name from the monastery of Mount St Bernard in the Alps, and remarkable for high intelligence and use in rescuing travellers from the snow.
Through the mountain passes come at times dry winds from the Pacific coast, which lick up the snow in a few hours.
This while averaging a lower temperature than (A) is not so subject to change; it retains the snow for sleighing, which is a boon to the farmer.
The Great and Little Schneegruben - two deep rocky gorge-like valleys in which snow remains all the year round - lie to the north of the Hohe Rad.
A light fall of snow is not uncommon in the northern parishes, but in the southern part of the state snow falls not oftener than once in three to five years.
Snow lies in some of the gorges all the year round.
In the sandy part of the desert beyond this strip of fertility both men and beasts, leaving the beaten path, sink as if in loose snow.
The snow-fall is slight, and, except on a few of the loftier peaks, the snow soon melts.
Again the emperor had to admit that his troops could do no more, and bowing to necessity, he distributed them into winter quarters, where, however, the enterprise of the Cossacks, who were no strangers to snow and to forests, left the outposts but little repose.
About noon the 2nd of February Napoleon attacked them, but the weather was terrible, and the ground so heavy that his favourite artillery, the mainstay of his whole system of warfare, was useless and in the drifts of snow which at intervals swept across the field, the columns lost their direction and many were severely handled by the Cossacks.
Although only one or two peaks reach the line of perpetual snow, several of the loftiest summits are snowclad during the greater part of the year.
The whole interior of Greenland is completely covered by the so-called inland ice, an enormous glacier forming a regular shield-shaped expanse of snow and glacier ice, and burying all valleys and mountains far below its surface.
In the interior the surface of the inland ice is composed of dry snow which never melts, and is constantly packed and worked smooth by the winds.
It extends as a completely even plain of snow, with long, almost imperceptible, undulations or waves, at a height of 7000 to 10,000 ft., obliterating the features of the underlying land, the mountains and valleys of which are completely interred.
Approaching the coasts from the interior, the snow of the surface gradually changes its structure.
Nearer the coast, where the melting on the surface is more considerable, the wet snow freezes hard during the winter and is more or less transformed into ice, on the surface of which rivers and lakes are formed, the water of which, however, soon finds its way through crevasses and holes in the ice down to its under surface, and reaches the sea as a sub-glacial river.
The drainage of the interior of Greenland is thus partly given off in the solid form of icebergs, partly by the melting of the snow and ice on the surface of the ice-cap, especially near its western margin, and to some slight extent also by the melting produced on its under side by the interior heat of the earth.
The climate is very uncertain, the weather changing suddenly from bright sunshine (when mosquitos often swarm) to dense fog or heavy falls of snow and icy winds.
Such a range is elsewhere found only in deserts, but the surface of the inland ice may be considered to be an elevated desert of snow.'
Nearly the whole state is usually covered with snow during the greater part of winter, and the mean annual fall of snow varies from about 52 in.
Polymitarcys virgo, which, though not found in England, occurs in many parts of Europe (and is common at Paris), emerges from the water soon after sunset, and continues for several hours in such myriads as to resemble snow showers, putting out lights, and causing inconvenience to man, and annoyance to horses by entering their nostrils.
The higher ranges of the Elburz are snow-capped for the greater part of the year, and some, which are not exposed to the refracted heat from the arid districts of inner Persia, are rarely without snow.
Water is plentiful in the Elburz, and situated in well-watered valleys and gorges are innumerable flourishing villages, embosomed in gardens and orchards, with extensive cultivated fields and meadows, and at higher altitudes small plateaus, under snow until March or April, afford cool camping grounds to the nomads of the plains, and luxuriant grazing to their sheep and cattle during the summer.
The neve, which generally consists of broad sheets of great beauty, is formed from the freshly fallen snow during a series of alternate thaws and frosts.
Patches of perpetual snow occur in East Siberia only on the mountains of the far north.
Although very heavy falls of snow take place in the alpine tracts - especially about Lake Baikal - on the other side, in the steppe regions of the Altai and Transbaikalia and in the neighbourhood of Krasnoyarsk, the amount of snow is so small that travellers use wheeled vehicles, and cattle are able to find food in the steppe.
After this short period of frost and snow summer comes in its full beauty; the days are very hot, and, although they are always followed by cold nights, vegetation advances at an astonishing rate.
This observatory, the foundations of which were fixed in the snow that appears to cover the summit to a depth of ten metres, was built in September 1893, and Janssen, in spite of his sixty-nine years, made the ascent and spent four days taking observations.
The rainfall is exceptionally large, and snow lies on some of the loftier elevations for a considerable portion of the year.
According to some, Niobe is the goddess of snow and winter, whose children, slain by Apollo and Artemis, symbolize the ice and snow melted by the sun in spring; according to others, she is an earth-goddess, whose progeny - vegetation and the fruits of the soil - is dried up and slain every summer by the shafts of the sun-god.
The valleys and coast belt, though practically free from malarial fever, are hot and humid, and fires in dwelling houses are seldom required even in the coolest months; the lower plateaus are cool and the air dry; the uplands are bracing and often very cold, with snow on the ground in winter.
Snow is most common in the early months of the year.
Snow is seldom seen either in the Chin or Shan hills, but there are snow-clad ranges in the extreme north of the Kachin country.
In winter it is cold and snow often lies for some time.
Snow falls on the Harra and on the Tehama range in northern Arabia, and Nolde records a fall of snow which lay on the Nafud on the 1st of February 1893.
Violent storms occur in spring and autumn, and the rainfall, including snow, amounts to 25 in.
Its summit is frequently draped with snow, and its broken-down crater contains a lake.
In most parts ofithe Peruvian Andes the line of perpetual snow is at 16,400 ft.; but on the Cordillera Nevada, above the Callejon de Huaylas, it sinks to 15,400 ft.
The climate is good - hot in summer and cold, with snow, in winter.
Nowhere is the region of eternal snow reached, and masses of foliage enhance the gentle aspect of the scenery and glorify it in autumn with tints of striking brilliancy.
These they call respectively the southern schist range, the northern schist range, and the snow range, the last consisting mainly of old crystalline massive rocks.
Winter in these districts does not last more than two months, from the end of December to the beginning of March; for although the latter month is not free from frost and even snow, the balminess of spring makes itself plainly perceptible.
In the northern half of the main island, in Yezo and in the Kuriles, the cold is severe during the winter, which lasts for at least four months, and snow falls sometimes to great depths.
But in the mountainous provinces of the interior and in those along the western coast, deep snow covers the ground throughout the whole winter, and the sky is usually wrapped in a veil of clouds.
The intervening sea being comparatively warm, this wind arrives at Japan having its temperature increased and carrying moisture which it deposits as snow on the western faces of the Japanese mountains.
Still there are about four sunny days for every three on which rain or snow falls, the actual figures being 150 days of snow or rain and 215 days of sunshine.
Upon the highest summits are found Saponaria Pumilio (resembling our Silene acaulis) and varieties of Galium, Euphorbia, Astragalus, Veronica, Jurinea, Festuca, Scrophularia, Geranium, Asphodeline, Allium, Asperula; and, on the margins of the snow fields, a Taraxacum and Ranunculus demissus.
The nights in winter are frosty and snow falls occasionally.
They are nowhere covered by perpetual snow, and glaciers do not exist, so that the Carpathians, even in their highest altitude, recall the middle region of the Alps, with which, however, they have many points in common as regards appearance, structure and flora.
Leather, from the hide of the buffalo, imperfectly tanned, furnishes the soles of snow boots.
Snow is seen once or twice in a generation; violent hailstorms occur.
There are no glaciers near its sources, although they must have existed there in geologically recent times, but masses of melting snow annually give rise to floods, which rush through the midst of the valley in a turbid red stream, frequently rendering the river impassable and cutting off the crazy brick bridges at Herat and Tirpul.
It has also been found convenient to take the boundary between the Atlantic and Pacific, as the shortest line across Drake Strait, from Cape Horn through Snow Island to Cape Gunnar, instead of the meridian of Cape Horn.
Experience shows that sea-water can be cooled considerably below the freezing-point without freezing if there is no ice or snow in contact with it.
In formation it resembles the limestone Alps of Tirol and there are on its elevated plateaus a number of doline or funnel-shaped depressions into which the melted snow and the rain sink.
The summit is covered with snow for the greater part of the year.
No snow is known certainly to fall, though it is alleged to have been seen from the sea lying on the summits of the Charles Louis range.
Snow lies on the mountains for about eight months in the year, and water is everywhere abundant.
The central range has many summits which are almost within the line of perpetual snow, rising to 13,000 ft.
Einhard is said to have visited the emperor's daughter regularly and secretly, and on one occasion a fall of snow made it impossible for him to walk away without leaving footprints, which would lead to his detection.
The view across the hills to Kinchinjunga discloses a glittering white wall of perpetual snow, surrounded by towering masses of granite.
About New York City, and on Long Island, the snow rarely exceeds I ft.
Alsace, and coldest on the summits of the Vosges, where snow lies six months in the year.
Storms endangering life and property occur only in the east, caused by a high north wind with snow or rain and a low temperature.
The east is devoted chiefly to stock raising; for cattle, horses and sheep thrive well on the bunch grass except when it is covered with snow.
None of the summits reaches the region of perpetual snow.
In northern countries bears retire during the winter into caves and the hollows of trees, or allow the falling snow to cover them, and there remain dormant till the advent of spring, about which time the female usually produces her young.
Of this species Crowther's bear from the Atlas Mountains, the Syrian bear (Ursus arctus pyriacus) and the snow or isabelline bear (Ursus arctus isabellinus) of the Himalaya are local races, or at most subspecies.'
In the east the range is mostly narrow, and dies away on the edge of the Tsaidam depression; but in the west it swells out into the lofty and imposing mass of the Ilve-chimen or Shia-manglay, which is capped with perpetual snow.
The Chimen-tagh rises into imposing summits, some rounded, some pyramidal in outline, which are capped with snow, though the snow melts in summer.
Snow falls all the year round on the Chimen-tagh, even in July, and water is abundant everywhere.
Immediately north of the Arkatagh the country is studded with three or four exceptionally conspicuous and imposing detached mountain masses, all capped with snow and some of them carrying small glaciers.
Its summits are covered with snow for a great part of the year.
On the mountains and the high plateaus the winter is often very severe; snow lies for six months on the higher peaks of the Kabyle mountains.
Here for a whole month the Polish hero held the sultan at bay, till the first fall of autumn snow compelled Osman to withdraw his diminished forces..
Snow is unknown, and the average annual rainfall is 25.58 in.
In the sierras, above the tierras frias, which are not " cold lands " at all, are the colder climates of the temperate zone, suitable for cereals, grazing and forest industries, and, farther up, the isolated peaks which rise into the regions of snow and ice.
The climatic effects of relief are seen directly in the ascent of the higher mountain ranges to altitudes where low temperatures prevail, thus preserving snow patches through the summer on the high summits (over 12,000 ft.) in the south, and maintaining snowfields and moderate-sized glaciers on the ranges in the north.
Flora.The Alpine flora, which is found in the United States only on the tops of those mountains which rise above the limit of trees, consists principally of a variety of plants which bloom as soon as the snow melts and for a short season make a brilliant display of colors.
The rest of the rivers flowing into the Pacific pass through British Columbia and are much shorter, though the two southern ones carry a great volume of water owing to the heavy precipitation of snow and rain in the Cordilleran region.
The snow line in the south is from 7500 to 9 000 ft.
The snow line gradually sinks as one advances north-west, reaching only 2000 or 3000 ft.
The winter storms often sweep a little to the north of southern Ontario, so that what falls as snow in the north is rain in the south, giving a much more variable winter, often with too little snow for sleighing.
The snow and the frost in the ground are considered useful as furnishing moisture to start the wheat in spring.
The temperature depends largely, of course, on altitude, so that one may quickly pass from perpetual snow above 8000 ft.
The raven frequently remains even in the colder parts throughout the winter; these, with the Canada jay, waxwing, grosbeak and snow bunting, being the principal birds seen in Manitoba and northern districts in that season.
The summits of the highest peaks are bare, but even on them snow seldom lies throughout the summer.
The climate is generally mild and healthy, although, among the higher mountains, the snow lies for several months.
Col Sommeiller (Bardonneche to Bramans), snow 9,718 Col de la Traversette (Crissolo to Abries), mainly bridle path beneath pass tunnel made in 1478-1480.
Quecees de Tignes (Val d'Isere to Termignon), snow (W).
Eisjochl am Bild (Pfelders to the Pfossen Glen), snow .
This instrument, used since 1903 in conjunction with the Snow (horizontal) telescope of the Mount Wilson Solar Observatory, was constructed in the observatory instrument shop in Pasadena.
See that the ornamental plants and trees are not injured by heavy weights of ice or snow.
Before winter, all tall grass and loose litter should be taken away; if this is not done, then the first snow should be tramped heavily around the plants, in order to destroy any nesting-places.
Remove the snow that accumulates on cold frames or other glass structures, particularly if the soil which the glass covers was not frozen before the snow fell; it may remain on the sashes longer if the plants are frozen in, since they are dormant, and would not be injured if deprived of light for eight or ten days.
The mean annual number of days with rain is 204, with snow 19, and with thunder-storms 18.
There are several kinds, the chief being the snow or ounce, Chinese, Bengal, Persian, East Indian and African.
No trace of animal life is to be found in this zone; for the greater part of the year it is covered with snow, but by the end of summer this has almost all melted, except for that preserved in the covered pits in which it is stored for use for cooling liquids, &c., in Catania and elsewhere.
In summer they ascend to the limits of perpetual snow, being only exceeded in the loftiness of their haunts by the ibex; and during that season they show their intolerance of heat by choosing such browsing-grounds as have a northern exposure.
That the "vinber" were mountain cranberries would explain the fact, mentioned in the Flatey Book saga, that Leif filled his afterboat with "vinber" in the spring, which is possible with the cranberries, as they are most palatable after having lain under the snow for the winter.
On some occasions, owing to the sudden melting of a surface layer of ice and snow, a large quantity of cold water, percolating rapidly, gave for a short time values of the diffusivity as high as.
The principal river of northern Italy is the Po, which rises to the west of Piedmont and is fed not from glaciers like the Swiss torrents, but by rain and snow, so that the water has a somewhat higher temperature, a point to which much importance is attached for the valuable meadow irrigation known as marcite.
The climate of north-western Germany (west of the Elbe) shows a predominating oceanic character, the summers not being too hot (mean summer temperature 60 to 62), and snow in winter remaining but a short time on the ground.
Originally called Ardmeanach (Gaelic ard, height; manaich, monk, "the monk's height," from an old religious house on the finely-wooded ridge of Mulbuie), it derived its customary name from the fact that, since snow does not lie in winter, the promontory looks black while the surrounding country is white.
On the coast snow is seldom seen, but it does fall occasionally.
Lundy was then publishing in Baltimore a small monthly paper, entitled The Genius of Universal Emancipation, and he resolved to go to Bennington and invite Garrison to join him in the editorship. With this object in view he walked from Boston to Bennington, through the frost and snow of a New England winter, a distance of 125 m.
The reflection of light from the snow is blinding.
Huge patches of sulphur, some still smouldering, are everywhere visible, intermingled with the white streaks of snow and ice that fill the crevices and cover the ledges of the black rocks.
The water from the melted snow forms a small lake at the bottom of the crater, from which it filters through fissures to the heated rocks below and thence escapes as steam or through other fissures to the mineral springs at the mountain's base.
That volcanic influences are still present may be inferred from the circumstance that the snow cap on Popocatepetl disappeared just before the remarkable series of earthquakes that shook the whole of central Mexico on the 30th and 31st of July 1909.
Bitter north-easterly winds prevail in the spring, and snow is not uncommon even in the low-lying districts of Greece.
It is doubtful whether the convergent action of the streams has been the sole agency in the erosion of these striking cavities, or whether snow and glacier-ice have had a share in the work.
Rising from this elevated plateau, along its eastern and western margins, are the Cordilleras with their principal summits culminating far above the line of perpetual snow, which in this region is about 1 5,75 0 ft.
Hassaurek describes as " the most beautiful of all the snow peaks in the country."
Turning to the Cordillera Occidental and taking the principal peaks in order from south to north, the first to claim attention is Chimborazo (from Chimpu-raza, " mountain of snow "), the highest summit of Ecuador, and once believed to be the culminating point of the Andes.
The line of permanent snow is much higher on the plateau side in both ranges, the precipitation being greater on the outer sides - those facing the forested lowlands - and the terrestrial radiation being greater from the barren surfaces of the plateau.
Moreover, no two summits seem to retain the snow permanently at the same altitude.