cold snap


: a brief period of very cold weather

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Recent Examples on the Web Frozen charge ports could be one of the issues that left drivers stranded during an extreme cold snap in Chicago earlier this year, especially if the drivers forgot to follow Tesla’s recommendations for dealing with extreme cold. Wes Davis, The Verge, 14 Feb. 2024 After above-normal temperatures much of the first two weeks, a mid-month cold snap plunged the region into a deep freeze. Matt Rogers, Washington Post, 1 Feb. 2024 Tarrant County’s recent January cold snap, thankfully, can’t compare. Hollace Ava Weiner, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 27 Jan. 2024 Christmas lights in the shapes of bells and Santa heads and holly leaves hung from streetlights, an early December cold snap that turned his breath to frostbitten mist in front of his face. Jessica Leon,, 28 Sep. 2023 During the recent cold snap, a network of St. Paul, Ramsey County and nonprofit workers have been working to get people into warm buildings for overnight stays, and to help those remaining outside to stay safe. Mara H. Gottfried, Twin Cities, 18 Jan. 2024 Similar recent events have included the terrible cold snap that struck Texas in February 2021 and a sharp preholiday freeze in December 2022, Cohen notes. Meghan Bartels, Scientific American, 12 Jan. 2024 Commuters waiting at a bus station in Dalian, in northeastern China, where a cold snap has hit in recent days. Jennifer Jett, NBC News, 23 Nov. 2023 The quake also knocked out water, electricity and transportation links in some parts of Gansu, which, like much of the country, is enduring a cold snap. Vivian Wang, New York Times, 19 Dec. 2023 See More

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“Cold snap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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