Is there a good algorithm that simulates falling snow? I'm particularly interested in snow that falls slowly, so it doesn't quite fall in a straight line but deviates a bit. Maybe even including simulation of flurries (drafts of wind), variable size, etc. Are there any papers or articles on an algorithm that mimics real-life snow movements or simulates it in the context of a game?
I'm particularly interested in a 2D algorithm, but I imagine any algorithm can be taken to 3D easily.