Sound: http://audiojungle.net/item/christmas/9822596?WT.oss_phrase=christmas&WT.oss_rank=18&WT.z_author=AudioTrend&WT.ac=search_list Snow is precipitation in the form of flakes of crystalline water ice that falls from clouds. Since snow is composed of small ice particles, it is a granular material. It has an open and therefore soft, white, and fluffy structure, unless subjected to external pressure. Snowflakes come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Types that fall in the form of a ball due to melting and refreezing, rather than a flake, are known as hail, ice pellets or snow grains.