READ transactions that read data distributed across servers dominate the workloads of real-world distributed storage systems. The SNOW Theorem  stated that ideal READ transactions that have optimal latency and the strongest guarantees - i.e., 'SNOW' READ transactions-are impossible in one specific setting that requires three or more clients: at least two readers and one writer. However, it left many open questions. We close all of these open questions with new impossibility results and new algorithms. First, we prove rigorously the result from  saying that it is impossible to have a READ transactions system that satisfies SNOW properties with three or more clients. The insight we gained from this proof led to teasing out the implicit assumptions that are required to state the results and also, resolving the open question regarding the possibility of SNOW with two clients. We show that it is possible to design an algorithm, where SNOW is possible in a multi-writer, single-reader (MWSR) setting when a client can send messages to other clients; on the other hand, we prove it is impossible to implement SNOW in a multi-writer, single-reader (MWSR) setting-which is more general than the two-client setting-when client-to-client communication is disallowed. We also correct the previous claim in  that incorrectly identified one existing system, Eiger , as supporting the strongest guarantees (SW) and whose read-only transactions had bounded latency. Thus, there were no previous algorithms that provided the strongest guarantees and had bounded latency. Finally, we introduce the first two algorithms to provide the strongest guarantees with bounded latency.