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    looks like

    Is it possible to say "It looks like snow" by analogy with "It looks like rain"?

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    Re: looks like

    Hi Clark, yes it is.


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    Hi Bhaisahab, it's always good to say something about the weather, isn't it?

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    Re: looks like

    It's probably the most discussed topic in the world, don't you think?
    Does it look like snow where you are?


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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It's probably the most discussed topic in the world, don't you think?
    Does it look like snow where you are?
    It sure is, what with all this climate change.

    Fortunately, it doesn't. But it's rather cold, ... particularly indoors They haven't yet turn on the central heating and we are freezing in our apartments here in Moscow.
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    Re: looks like

    Grammatically correct you may be...but please enlighten: what is it about a sky that makes it 'look like snow'??
    'Black clouds' = 'rain', I've got...
    Last edited by David L.; 19-Sep-2008 at 21:08.


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    Well, the weather's been so grey and cold recently that I wouldn't be surprised if it snowed one of these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    Grammatically correct you may be...but please enlighted: what is it about a sky that makes it 'look like snow'??
    'Black clouds' = 'rain', I've got...
    There is a certain colour to the sky and a certain feeling in the air that makes it 'look' like snow, I spent 20 years as a horticulturist and teacher of horticulture and one develops a 'feel' for these things.Sorry if that's a bit vague.

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    #9

    Re: looks like

    And I'd say the clouds also look "heavy" and closer to the ground.

    But I think I'm more likey to say "feels like [it's going to] snow" because the air feels different even more than the sky looks different. (15 years of Maine winters.)


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    I suddenly feel as if I've been 'colour-blind', weather-wise, and only now have become aware that others see something in skies I don't!

    All those years in Australia; and now, it's quite some talk here in SW Scotland if we get a coating of snow...usually overnight, and all melted by midday. Maybe this faculty atrophied!
    My earliest memory, when I was young and still in England, was of merely standing at the window, begging the sky, praying for a White Christmas. Now I realize: instead of superstitious magical thinking, I should have been scanning the sky for signs...or looked to my skin or innards for this 'feel'!!.
    Forget that 'old time religion' and spirituality: gimme dat inbuilt meteorology!.
    Last edited by David L.; 19-Sep-2008 at 21:35.

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