snow·​storm | \ˈsnō-ˌstȯrm \

Definition of snowstorm 

: a storm of or with snow

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After their plane landed in Moscow, KrioRus drove them roughly 100 miles north, through a blustering snowstorm, to KrioRus's hangar in Sergiev Posad. Laura Mallonee, WIRED, "The Mystics Seeking Eternal Life Through Liquid Nitrogen," 22 June 2018 Wisconsin's state bird and many other winged creatures are in peril from last weekend's freak snowstorm. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Robins, purple martins and other birds in peril from weekend snowstorm," 17 Apr. 2018 This will be especially important in the winter when commute time can double or even triple in Michigan – nobody wants to be unproductive in the car for three hours trying to get to the office in a snowstorm. Ashley Zlatopolsky For Toll Brothers, Detroit Free Press, "Find the perfect local neighborhood for your dream home," 11 Feb. 2018 Now, halfway through the snow season with only one snow event so far, Mother Nature doesn't have long to dish out many more snowstorms. Gordon R. Friedman,, "Portland Metro Saturday Weather: Clear skies, sunny day after record high temps," 13 Jan. 2018 Pisconski recalled the famous 1964 TV commercial showing a Beetle rolling through a snowstorm and pulling up at a truck garage. Jesse Leavenworth,, "Bugging Out In Plymouth," 22 June 2017 There was a bad snowstorm that grounded me for a half a day. Julie Halpert, WSJ, "A Dream of Being a Whitewater Rafting Guide," 22 Apr. 2018 Over 2 feet of snow fell in portions of central Wisconsin, topped by 29 inches at Sobieski and Shiocton — the 23.2 inches measured in Green Bay was the second greatest snowstorm on record at that location. Tom Skilling,, "Record snows north and near record cold here," 16 Apr. 2018 How unusual are big snowstorms in April in Wisconsin? Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Winter Storm Evelyn set to shatter record for April storms in northeastern Wisconsin," 14 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of snowstorm

1755, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of snowstorm

: a storm with a large amount of falling snow


snow·​storm | \ˈsnō-ˌstȯrm \

Kids Definition of snowstorm

: a storm of falling snow

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