snow·fall | \ ˈsnō-ˌfȯl \

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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The last snowfall of the season, which ended June 30, was on June 5, when 0.8 inches fell. Katie Camero,, "Here’s a cool thought: There’s still snow on Mount Washington," 2 July 2018 And winter sales tax revenues from eight Colorado resort towns hardly indicate that snowfall was less than abundant. Jason Blevins, Outside Online, "What the Worst Winter in 60 Years Did to Ski Resorts," 23 May 2018 Last year’s snowfall was uneven but mostly below average across the mountains that feed the Colorado. Washington Post, "Outlook for vital Southwestern US river remains grim," 7 May 2018 Additional snowfall is looking unlikely in the coming weeks, the weather service said. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, "Flint breaks all-time record for snowfall this season," 19 Apr. 2018 Other sites on the pass include Beaver Creek and Vail in Colorado and Park City in Utah, where snowfall was at the lowest levels recorded in 30 years., "Is Vail Resorts Killing Whistler’s Spirit?," 9 Apr. 2018 This marks the seventh day of April that there has been frozen precipitation — 7.6 inches of snow have been recorded at Bradley International Airport this month, compared to a normal snowfall of just 1.3 inches. Gary Lessor,, "Chill Likely To Stick Around Until Monday," 19 Apr. 2018 Moderate to heavy snowfall has created a slow and hazardous late afternoon and evening commute across southern Wisconsin. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wet snowfall is creating a hazardous commute," 18 Apr. 2018 February’s number was likely inflated by unseasonably warm weather; March’s depressed, by aberrantly heavy snowfall. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "The American Economy Isn’t ‘Great Again’ – But It’s Still Solid," 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of snowfall

1821, in the meaning defined above

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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 \

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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