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->''"For it was the first snow of the season. And as any child can tell you, there's a certain magic in the very first snow."''
-->'''The Narrator,''' ''FrostyTheSnowman''

When [[InstantIndexJustAddWater water]] evaporates it turns into water vapor, and when it condenses it becomes [[PrecipitationIndex rain]]. But if the right conditions are met, with the biggest factor being the temperature, it can turn into [[TheseTropesWereFrozenToday something magical]].

White petals of rain falling gently from the sky. Snow.

When a character experiences snow for the first time they may feel joy and wonder, or in some occasions, fear.

A SnowballFight is a common way of showing they have gotten used to snow.

When it lasts all winter, see DreamingOfAWhiteChristmas. When it's totally out of ordinary, see LetThereBeSnow. See also FirstTimeInTheSun, which may coincide.

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* A ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' manga ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzyNB1Jyjqw put in video here]]) about [[BerthaInTheAttic Flandre]]'s first Christmas celebration.
** It's important to know Flandre is permanently kept inside her room [[PersonOfMassDestruction for fear of having her destroy something]].
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Rather viciously subverted in ''ElfQuest''; Suntop and Ember's first sight of snow comes just before the trolls kill [[spoiler:Lord Voll]] and attack the survivors.
* Played for laughs in ''{{Bone}}'', when Fone has the misfortune to be caught out in the first snowfall of the season.
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[[folder:Fanfiction]]
* In ''Eye Of The Fox'' Kira reveals he has no idea what snow is when he sees it outside his window and flatly replies that it never snowed in Fire Country and that he spent [[spoiler:four years in a coma]] when Naruto/Rad calls him out on this. He quickly comes to dislike the cold, though.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10229324/1/What-s-In-A-Name What's In A Name]]'', [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Reiner]] [[OCStandIn Schnee]] fondly remembers his daughter's FirstSnow because it was the first time she said 'Papa'.
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Disney/{{Bambi}}''.
* In ''TheFountain'', the wife asking to go for a walk in the FirstSnow is the BookEnd of the film.
* In ''WesternAnimation/IceAge 3'', Manny and Ellie's baby Peaches sees snow pretty soon after her birth. Well, it IS the ice age, after all!
* ''TheLandBeforeTime VIII: The Big Freeze''
* [[Film/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas "What's this? What's this?"]]
* And of course, in the 2006 film [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0432289/ First Snow]], directed by Mark Fergus and starring Guy Pearce.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In ''HowTheGarciaGirlsLostTheirAccents'', Yolanda sees snow for the first time and thinks it is fallout from a nuclear bomb.
* ''[[http://www.amazon.com/Snow-Lion-Gold-Banner-Books/dp/0448043351/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1252794077&sr=1-1 Snow Lion]],'' By David Mc Phail.
* In ''Literature/TheGiver'', Jonas is very confused upon seeing snow for the first time (because he's used to total climate control).
* In ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'', Scout's amusing reaction to seeing snow for the first time in Alabama is thinking it's the end of the world.
* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'''s ''Fire and Ice'', Fireheart is amazed because he hasn't seen it before; he was shut inside as a kitten when still living with humans. He quickly learns that snow makes it difficult to move around, however.
** In ''The Darkest Hour'', Fireheart is out with his apprentice Bramblepaw when it begins to snow. Bramblepaw chases the snowflakes gleefuly, and Fireheart wonders whether Bramblepaw's evil father Tigerstar ever played with snowflakes.
** Even Yellowfang experienced her first snow and...actually disliked it. The snow kept her already-long fur waterlogged and heavy.
* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'''s Bella Swan first experiences snow shortly after she moves to Forks with her father. Her first thought? "Eww."
* [[TheLegendOfDrizzt Drizzt]] from the ForgottenRealms novels didn't even know what snow ''was'', being a subterranean-born dark elf. He initially found it beautiful, but quickly caught on that it could pose a problem for wilderness survival when he realized the white stuff falling from above was covering the ground and wasn't going away.
* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', by the end of ''A Dance With Dragons'', snow is starting to fall in the South - heralding the beginning of a winter predicted to be years long, and everyone is terrified because the situation is so dire from the wars.
* Inverted in the Literature/CiaphasCain series: Valhallans hail from an iceworld, and are generally quite inexperienced with ''rain''. As Guardsmen almost never get to return to their homeworlds, they absolutely ''adore'' snowy conditions - while Cain, who grew up in a climate-controlled hive world of unknown identity, pulls his greatcoat tighter and wonders how he pissed off the Emperor this time.
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[[folder:LiveActionTV]]
* In the ''ThirdRockFromTheSun'' episode "Frozen Dick", the Solomons experience snow for the first time. Harry mistakes it for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_bQi6luDTc "albino brain chiggers"]]. Dick and Sally have similar reactions.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/TheSims 2: Seasons'', any player-controlled sim upon seeing snow for the first time will get a memory about it ("Saw First Snow").
* In ''[[{{Myst}} [=RealMyst=]]]'', Atrus's notes on Rime reveal he'd never encountered such a cold Age before it, and had to come up with new devices to cope with its unfamiliar weather conditions.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* In ''Webcomic/TalesOfTheQuestor'', Quentyn goes from freaked out to "Kid On Christmas Morning" excited when he experiences his first snowfall (His homeland is too temperate for snow).
* In ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'', Rumisiel experiences snowfall (from below the cloud line) [[http://www.misfile.com/?date=2011-12-12 for the first time]] while staying in Tempest.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In the Avalon Tour story arch for ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' Angela comments on how breathtaking snow and ice are when they land in Norway, having lived her whole life on an island where it was always summer. Gargoyle, it seems, have a higher tolerance for low temperatures than humans.
* On ''{{Jimmy Two-Shoes}}'', Heloise builds a WeatherControlMachine to make it snow in Miseryville. [[{{Satan}} Lucius]] is confused until he realizes it can make people miserable.
* One episode in SpongebobSquarepants was about a glacier moving over Bikini Bottom, causing it to snow. All other hijinks aside, Plankton tries to use the power of the water crystals to rule the world, only to be completely covered in it.
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[[folder:Real life]]
* Just one word: [[CuteKitten Kittens]]. And snow. And lots of laughter.
* How about [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7875271.stm this stoat?]]
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