The always excellent Capital Weather gang has a neat post up about what causes big flakes. I might have made the connection if I’d ever thought about it, but they spell it out: as neat looking as they are, large snowflakes are actually a bad sign if you’re a snow lover. They’re caused by above-freezing temps as the flakes fall, causing them to clump along the way.
Thus all the huge snowflakes yesterday, therefor the tremendous slush-fest it resulted in.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs