I’m praying that the popular wisdom “big flakes, small snow” holds true today. The snow is falling again but to my eye, the flakes are pretty big, maybe not huge, or hugandous to use Reid’s word, but certainly they’re bigger than what fell Saturday. I’m sort of afraid to google the question for fear of confirming that there is no basis in fact and I’ve pinned my hopes on a myth. Me, the one who always checks the emails I get about missing kids, new illnesses, safety risks, etc. I’m a coward, eh? The US National Snow and Ice Data Centre probably has the answer but I’m not sure that I want it.
Do you know if there is any science to prove or disprove “big flakes, small snow”? I am going to send the question to Environment Canada (the site doesn’t have any information) and see if one of the meteorologists will answer. I’ll let you know if they do.
Edited to add: I wrote this on the way to work. By 10 o’clock the snow had stopped and the sun came out and helpfully melted the dusting of snow we had.