It's been snowing on-and-off for the past couple of days here. From giant white flakes yesterday morning to misty snowdust this afternoon, to the traditional snow-globe action outside my window now, it seems like the ground should be blanketed. But this is polite Seattle snow that only seems to hang out for a few hours before melting or washing away, disappearing before it gets dirty. It exists for effect rather than for drifting.
Maybe I'm underestimating. I've mostly been observing through the window from under a blanket in my freezing cold apartment. But from that perspective and during brief walks for errands, it's been simultaneously charming and unsettling.