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Corn Snow

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Definition: Corn snow is a wet snow usually found in springtime that has gone through a series of melt – freeze cycles.

These cycles start with a night freeze causing a crust of frozen snow with wet snow underneath.

Under rising daytime temperatures the crust melts and the consistency of the snow goes from a nice crispy skiing surface to eventual slush in a warm afternoon. Then the cycle starts again with the night cold.

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