It's sneeting where I live. Yes, that combination of snow and sleet that means it looks like fluffy snow, but once you tread on it, your feet start playing Dance! Dance! Revolution without you.
My favorite 3rd Rock from the Sun episode has one of the aliens run screaming in panic because he's never seen snow before. He calls them albino brain chiggers and thinks they're coming to suck out his brain. Though 3rd Rock has been off the air many years, I've never forgotten the albino brain chiggers, and I always laugh when I see snow.
Ah, the power of good writing, heh? Thank God the writers are off strike.