So Rucker found a few videos of "fake snow", apparently the result of some massive government conspiracy involving airplanes and other stuff that's on the internet, and therefore you should not believe.

Here's the video in question: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8L9y7aBU2xo 

Now, here's my (albeit limited) science knowledge.  Just because ice melts into water doesn't mean that snow will melt into water under extreme heat.  Snow crystals, no matter how packed together they may be, has air pockets in it, and in general the chemical makeup of snow is such that it will melt at room temperature, but if heated (like with a lighter), it will evaporate into a gaseous state.

We ran a little experiment in the studio, and, well...the results speak for themselves