Snow grains

Snow grains

Snow grains are a form of precipitation characterized as:

  • white, opaque grains of ice
  • very small <1 mm,
  • fairly flat or enlongated,
  • unlike Snow pellets they don't bounce or breakup on impact,
  • very small amounts fall, mostly from Stratus or Fog,
  • Never in the form of a shower.

The METAR code for snow grains is SG.

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