Oooh, look Ma, it's snowing! Let me just go and catch a snowflake on my tongue.... yuuurrrgk!
Turns out the off-white wads you see flying around in the below video are not abnormally large snowflakes. They are clumps of sea foam being blown around by fierce gusts this Wednesday in Cleveleys, near Blackpool on the Irish Sea. There was enough of it in the air to make driving dangerous. Sofalike drifts of scum piled up as high as three feet in places.
The gag-inducing tempest was caused by tiny ocean creatures breaking down into protein and fat to make the ocean into a nutrient-rich biological milkshake. The wind then churned the water into a froth that it threw like Cool Whip onto the U.K. shoreside. Local carwashers no doubt had a record day.