When I checked the weather last night, my source said today we would have a "wintery mix". I pictured a handmade cassette tape with snow flakes on it. When we awoke to find a white fluffy blanket of snow throughout our neighborhood, it came clear to me.
If you have a dog, then you know that when it snows they move about on two speeds only.
1) So fast they are a fuzzy blur and 2) A dead stop, slightly shivering.