Dark Snow

SCP-XXXX system rapidly traveling towards Dawson, Canada

Item #: SCP-XXXX
Object Class: Euclid Keter

Special Containment Procedures: Foundation personnel are to occupy various meteorological observatories centered around the Arctic Circle in the Northern Hemisphere and to monitor weather balloons focused anywhere above 60°N 50°N 45°N. Instances of SCP-XXXX are indicated by clouds and weather systems moving abnormally quickly towards a centralized location, usually a populated or residential area. If instances of SCP-XXXX are reported by personnel not during the typical designated interval, they should report directly to Foundation Site Head █████ █████ in Site-18. The site closest to the SCP instance will then enact Protocol “White-Out,” instructions which are described in Addendum [REDACTED], pertaining to the area that would be affected. Members of the public where SCP-XXXX occurs will be evacuated under the pretense of deadly blizzard conditions. In cases where the citizen is not willing to leave their residence, non-lethal force and the use of amnestics to forcefully evacuate them are approved due to the danger of contact with SCP-XXXX. In the event that Protocol “White-Out” fails to protect the citizens affected by SCP-XXXX security personnel, in full standard protective gear wearing metallic body armor and armed with LPO-50 class flamethrowers, will be dispatched to the location impacted by the SCP and seize terminate all instances of SCP-XXXX-1, while administering amnestics to any members of the public who witnessed any aspect of SCP-XXXX.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a recurrent snow storm that occurs semi-annually during the weeks of the winter and summer solstice. The snowstorm will usually emerge during midday and the onset of snow will usually take two days after the first signs of the SCP’s occurrence. The SCP will usually last for approximately 90-████ minutes during which time the precipitating snow will be gray or black in color and the clouds will change from a normal white coloration to a maroon hue with the onset of the snow. The clouds will from now be known as SCP-XXXX-2.

The moment that a large mammal or human comes into skin contact with any of the snow generated by the SCP they will be classified as SCP-XXXX-1. Communication with any individuals affected by SCP-XXXX is ineffectual and later analysis has shown that once the snow has impacted the subject, their brain will enter a catatonic state, and there should be no clear reason that the body continues to make, seemingly, sentient decisions and movements. Immediately, the SCP-XXXX-1 instances will conclude any action or speech and stand in place for 75 seconds. During this time, the snow that contacted the individual will appear to sink inside the subject. After this time, they will exclaim in anguish that [REDACTED]. In cases where the SCP-XXXX-1 instance is not human, the instance will make pained noises for approximately 30 seconds.


Photo of the SCP-XXXX retrieved ██ miles south from Provideniya, Russia

SCP-XXXX-1 instances will then scan their surrounding area and attempt to cover themselves completely with any snow generated by SCP-XXXX. If SCP-XXXX-1 instances are not successful in completely covering themselves with the snow by the conclusion of SCP-XXXX, then the affected individuals’ body functions will start to fail rapidly, but the bodies’ decomposition rate will slow considerably. If the SCP-XXXX-1 instance is successful in completely covering its body and face then the SCP-XXXX-1 instance will raise its hands in a cupped formation and gradually start to break apart into minute pieces, while floating upwards towards SCP-XXXX-2.

By the time the instances reach the SCP-XXXX-2 there is outwardly no difference between SCP-XXXX-1 and any other mass of dark-colored snow. The SCP-XXXX-1 instances will then absorb into SCP-XXXX-2. At the end of the snowstorm, all gray and dark-colored snow will change to white and become non-anomalous. As well all SCP-XXXX-2 instances will also change back to a white coloration and become non-anomalous. Through numerous drone analysis, there are no signs of the remains of the SCP-XXXX-1 instances inside the former SCP-XXXX-2 instances.

Addendum-01: Since the initial containment procedures of SCP-XXXX have been developed, SCP-XXXX’s area of effect has expanded at a rate of 10 miles per year. Research into how to delay the expansion is continuing. Cloud-seeding programs and storm modifications have proven ineffective in postponing SCP-XXXX.

Addendum-02: Testing of SCP-XXXX has revealed that SCP-XXXX's duration is directly proportional to the mass of SCP-XXXX-1 instances assimilated into SCP-XXXX-2 instances. The base duration with zero SCP-XXXX-1 instances incorporated has been determined to be 90 minutes. Security personnel assigned to are to disregard previous instruction to capture SCP-XXXX-1 instances for testing purposes and to terminate all SCP-XXXX-1 instances before they are absorbed.

Addendum-03: "Proposal to change object class of SCP-XXXX due to Incident-A4 and the rapid expansion of SCP-XXXX’s effected area is approved." -O5-1█