snowbelt

noun, often capitalized
snow·​belt | \ ˈsnō-ˌbelt How to pronounce snowbelt (audio) \

Definition of snowbelt

: a region that receives an appreciable amount of annual snowfall

Examples of snowbelt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Heavy lake-effect snow will develop in the typical Great Lakes snowbelts as the system pulls away Thursday through Saturday, the Weather Channel said. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "Millions await snow and bitter cold as storm moves from the Midwest to the Northeast," 26 Feb. 2020 Additionally, light-to-moderate snowfalls are expected throughout the day on Friday with the highest totals expected in the snowbelt. Mike Rose, cleveland, "Get ready for more snow this weekend: Northeast Ohio’s weather forecast," 6 Feb. 2020 Lake effect snow is expected to move Sunday through the eastern counties’ lakeshore, affecting cities like Mentor, and then move northwest, causing multiple bands of snow to form in the snowbelt. Jane Morice | Jmorice@cleveland.com, cleveland, "National Weather Service issues lake effect snow warning through Monday morning for Geauga, Lake counties," 19 Jan. 2020 Behind this storm, strong winds blowing over the primarily still warm and unfrozen Great Lakes will manufacture bands of heavy lake-effect snow Sunday, possibly lingering into Monday in the lake snowbelts, the Weather Channel said. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "Nearly 90 million under winter weather alert as sprawling storm picks up across US," 17 Jan. 2020 Woodgrain console gives it that upscale touch, while the center stack has big climate and audio knobs for the gloved among us in the snowbelt. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "Review: Subaru climbs into 3-row class with 2019 Ascent," 26 June 2018 Most drivers in the snowbelt agree: Winter driving is a drag. Peter Gareffa, Edmunds, USA TODAY, "Edmunds recommends 10 car features to help survive winter driving," 9 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of snowbelt

1874, in the meaning defined above

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“Snowbelt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snowbelt. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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