So I'm trying to describe a scene set in winter, and I've this sentence I can't write to my satisfaction. Basically, I'm at a loss trying to figure out the precise verb that should go into the blank space. The sentence is:
The lull of the winter night was broken by the intermittent --- of snow sliding down the metal roofs.
I assume you get the picture. I don't have the word for this type of sound. The closest candidates I found are swish/swoosh, but I've reservations as to their felicity.
Could anyone please supply the appropriate verb for the given context? (Bonus points if some writer of note has used the sought word in a similar setting.)