ice storm


Definition of ice storm

: a storm in which falling rain freezes on contact

Examples of ice storm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With the exception of the February ice storm, for which there isn’t enough data to conclusively tie it to climate change, all of the most-extreme weather events of 2021 have human fingerprints on them, said O’Neill. oregonlive, 29 Dec. 2021 Who couldn’t forget the 2011 October ice storm that wreaked havoc on the Town of Simsbury?, 13 Oct. 2021 In February, a powerful ice storm downed trees and cut off power to 150,000 people in eastern Kentucky. New York Times, 13 Dec. 2021 The third season will follow the events left at the end of Season 2, as 126 is shut down and the crew is dispersed across the city during an unexpected ice storm in Austin. Selome Hailu, Variety, 9 Nov. 2021 The Stars never got on track last season because of a COVID-19 outbreak, an ice storm and injuries. Mike Brehm, USA TODAY, 8 Oct. 2021 Production was hampered by the pandemic and further slammed this year when the ice storm in Texas shut down manufacturing and a fire in Japan delayed production at another factory. Trevor Fraser,, 13 Apr. 2021 At its peak, what was the worst ice storm in 40 years knocked out power to more than 350,000 customers. Jake Bleiberg And Mark Scolforo, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 Feb. 2021 The season 2 finale had the team fighting a deadly dust storm, but season 3 finds the 126 with a new battle to wage: a terrifying ice storm. Katie Bowlby, Country Living, 20 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of ice storm

1797, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ice storm was in 1797

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15 Jan 2022

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“Ice storm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of ice storm

: a storm in which falling rain freezes as it lands

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