posted on Jan, 11 2009 @ 06:59 AM
I found this thread when looking for info on strange snowflakes as I had a similar experience.
I was looking out the window when I saw what I thought were pieces of plastic packaging. I assumed that someone had thrown out some Styrofoam
packaging and it had been broken up.
I could see maybe 3 snowflakes max when I looked out the window. As I watched them, they seemed to be acting weird. a snowflake would drop from the
sky and seem to hover a few foot above the ground before shooting off. I assumed that the wind was bouncing off the ground causing this effect, but as
I continued to watch I saw that it happened with almost all the snowflakes.
Some flakes would seem to come down, hover for a second and then shoot up and over the fence into my neighbors garden where it hovered again.
Some flakes would change direction at an extreme angle. They would come down and shoot back up at almost the same angle that they came down on.
I was hooked looking out the window because I could not believe what I was seeing. It seemed like the very light snow you get just before a heavy
snowfall, so I was waiting to see the heavy snow, but it never came. It continued snowing like this for an hour or two.
I grabbed my keys and went outside. I was surprised at how mild the weather was. Almost instantly I felt a light thud as a heavy snowflake hit the arm
of my coat. When I looked at it, it was not like any snowflake I had seen before, it seemed to be solid. It looked like a flower with a circular
center with 5 or 6 curved petals around it. It didnt seem heavy, when I held it in my hand it felt like any other snowflake and started to melt
I was mystified at the snowflakes and the way I had seen them acting.
Im open to suggestions of what it could have been. Maybe the snowflakes had longer to form before they fell, but still I have not seen a snowflake
with rounded edges before.