Nenena (nenena) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Weather terminology question!

Hey, English speakers! I have two questions:

1. What do you call it when it's raining but sunny? I'm from the American Midwest and I always used the word "sunshower." I'm curious as to what other words there are to describe this phenomenon.

2. What do you call it when it's snowing but sunny? I ask because I've seen this happen several times since I moved to Japan, and inevitably I'm always asked "Is there a neat word for this type of weather in English?", and I'm totally stumped because I really have absolutely no idea. I've just never experienced sun and snow at the same time before I moved to Japan, so I guess I never learned what word could be used to describe such a situation. A Google search hasn't led me to find any specific words, so now I turn to you, linguaphiles members, to plead for help. Is there a specific word for when it's sunny and snowing at the same time?
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