Photo by Tien Mao.

Giant snowflakes are coming down on the city. Why are these suckers so big? According to this meteorologist, "Whether snow is more dry or more wet depends on the snow to liquid equivalent. When the temperature throughout the troposphere is well below freezing the snow is termed a 'dry snow'. A dry snow has little to no liquid within the snowflakes. During a dry snow, snowflakes tend to be smaller. Also, when trying to make a snowball, it falls apart for the most part." Our very own Joe Schumacher adds: "the flakes are really wet so they don't bounce off each other like they do when it is cold and they are completely frozen."

But let's back up for a second: this is good snowball-making snow? Get thee outside!