Drifting snow

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Term: Drifting snow
Definition: Snow entrained and transported within 2 m of the surface by the wind. The height of 2 m is a convenient separator between drifting snow, which does not reduce sensibly the horizontal visibility at eye level, and blowing snow. See windborne snow.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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