snow·​fall | \ ˈsnō-ˌfȯl How to pronounce snowfall (audio) \

Definition of snowfall

: a fall of snow specifically : the amount of snow that falls in a single storm or in a given period

Examples of snowfall in a Sentence

The yearly snowfall here is over 30 feet! 30 feet of annual snowfall The area is expecting heavy snowfall this weekend.
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Recent Examples on the Web The Cascade passes should get a good dose of snowfall Friday night. oregonlive, "Oregon woman is among coronavirus victims on quarantined cruise ship: Morning Briefing for Friday, Feb. 7," 7 Feb. 2020 Our readers have filled out the map, adding stories and photos to build a neighborhood-by-neighborhood look at the city under snowfall. Taylor Kate Brown,, "Bay Briefing: Ghost ship defendant Max Harris breaks his silence," 7 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 Two weeks late, a snowstorm dumped as much as a foot of white stuff throughout most of Wisconsin on Feb. 12, breaking snowfall records in some communities. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The year in weather: Polar vortices, tornadoes, derechos, a white Halloween and green Christmas," 1 Jan. 2020 According to the three National Weather Services offices in Alaska, there are seven different cities that tabulate official seasonal snowfall records. Chris Bianchi, The Denver Post, "Denver’s seen more snow so far this winter than most of Alaska," 9 Dec. 2019 Milwaukee, 9 degrees, set its third daily snowfall record in the past 12 days. John Bacon, USA TODAY, "200 million people from Chicago to Florida will feel the Arctic blast's historic temperatures," 13 Nov. 2019 The mid-autumn taste of winter brought record single-digit temperatures to Chicago and environs; set snowfall records in Buffalo and Detroit; dusted cars with snow in Memphis, Tennessee; and froze lakes in Minnesota weeks earlier than usual. Carolyn Thompson,, "Winter already? Snow and cold records fall as arctic airmass that started in Siberia hits chunk of U.S.," 12 Nov. 2019 Meanwhile, snowfall records shattered across the Northeast and Great Lakes. Justin Carissimo, CBS News, "Arctic blast brings record-breaking temperatures across the U.S.," 12 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of snowfall

1821, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of snowfall was in 1821

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13 Feb 2020

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“Snowfall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of snowfall

: an amount of snow that falls in a single storm or in a particular period of time


snow·​fall | \ ˈsnō-ˌfȯl How to pronounce snowfall (audio) \

Kids Definition of snowfall

1 : a fall of snow
2 : the amount of snow that falls in a single storm or in a certain period

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