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Term: Yellow snow Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: Snow given a golden or yellow appearance by the presence in it of pine, cypress pollen, or anthropogenic material or animal-produced material.  NOAA-NWS 

Snow given a golden or yellow appearance by the presence of pine or cypress pollen.  AMSglossary 

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“Yellow snow” is also a highly specific vernacular term for snow bearing a golden or yellow cast of hue resulting from exposure to urine – precisely, human or dog urine; in rare cases (typically in remote environments whose ecological populations deviate from the normative) ursine urine or other large-mammal excretory liquids may be the referent. Popular culture reënforces this specificity: q.v. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLIppgE45wM Submitted 1 December 2017
by Alexander