heavy snowfall


: an occurrence of a lot of snow falling
shoveling the driveway after a heavy snowfall

Examples of heavy snowfall in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As much of California braces for more rain this weekend, the Sierra Nevada is again expecting such a heavy snowfall that motorists are being warned to prepare, or simply avoid, the region. Grace Toohey, Los Angeles Times, 22 Mar. 2024 Recovery efforts hindered by heavy snowfall Local, state and federal authorities began a search early Wednesday and discovered the aircraft in Pine Valley, California, just after 9 a.m. PST. Abigail Celaya, The Arizona Republic, 23 Feb. 2024 The Washington Cascades also may see heavy snowfall due to an incoming storm, the National Weather Service said. Christopher Cann, USA TODAY, 23 Feb. 2024 Extreme heavy snowfall has been coming down across the Rocky Mountains over the past few days, prompting avalanche warnings for several mountains in Colorado. Daniel Amarante, ABC News, 18 Jan. 2024 These surprise avalanches are most likely slough avalanches, a heavy snowfall event followed by warmer temperatures. Shaun Goodwin, Idaho Statesman, 3 Feb. 2024 Cal Fire said that heavy snowfall made search efforts difficult, according to a tweet. TIME, 7 Feb. 2024 But the closure of the park, Molina said, had more to do with the high winds than the heavy snowfall. Brittny Mejia, Los Angeles Times, 3 Mar. 2024 Recent forecasts show widespread heavy snowfall beginning early Tuesday for southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York and stretching into southern New England. Elizabeth Wolfe, CNN, 13 Feb. 2024

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“Heavy snowfall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heavy%20snowfall. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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