It has to do with the shape of the rain "drops." snow "floats, or falls...
Rain is a liquid and therefore heavier than air. It therefore drops through the air whereas snow though made up of water, is in a solid state. It will therefore fall because of the solid state of the water.
All things fall at the same rate as regards gravity. The acceleration is always 32 feet per second per second. It doesn't matter how big or small something is, if you disregard air resistance, all things fall at the same rate. This is scientific fact.
But... air resistance can slow a fall.... that's part of why airplanes don't fall out of the sky and why a parachute works. A snowflake is its own natural parachute. Snow also displaces more air than water so buoyancy effects come into play too.
Because they are rain drops, and the snowflake lightly falls to Earth.
Both rain and snow are in different state.... actually rain is heavier than snow... things which are heavier, if fall down we called it dropped and those which are feather like called falls because they flow on air.... this is the reason why we called rain drops but snow falls.
That's not quite right. Haven't you heard of a Rain-fall gauge?
Rain pelts, torrents buckets down, comes in a deluge, rains pitchforks, cats-and-dogs, hisses down et cetera.
Whilst snow 'flurries' wafts, drifts, precipitates (they both do that) and is generally much more airey-fairey. Until you have to shovel it away.
Then you get all 'steamed' up when it becomes icy.
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