snow·​storm | \ ˈsnō-ˌstȯrm How to pronounce snowstorm (audio) \

Definition of snowstorm

: a storm of or with snow

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Getty Images On Friday, actress Katie Holmes shared a dreamy video of herself in a snowstorm on Instagram. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Katie Holmes Shares the Most Gorgeous Slow-Motion Video of Herself in a Snow Storm," 16 Feb. 2019 Tell that to the screaming three year old in a snowstorm who really wants some mac and cheese. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Why I love having a microwave in my camper van," 20 Dec. 2018 Regan had stopped at a gas station in a snowstorm and learned that a woman with young children was stranded with a flat tire and no spare. Anne M. Hamilton,, "He Brought His Skill For Teaching, Knack For Colonial Buildings To Coventry," 15 July 2018 Showers may switch between snow and rain as temperatures warm, but the worst of the snowstorm should soon be over, said meteorologist Logan Johnson. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "Updates from Seattle’s snowy Monday: Rain coming as warm air moves north," 12 Feb. 2019 That frigid reading came in the wake of a late-season snowstorm that brought 8-12 inches of snow to the area. Tom Skilling,, "Ask Tom: How does recent wintry weather compare with record April low in 1982?," 6 Apr. 2018 On the heels of a weekend snowstorm that quickly eclipsed forecast expectations, the Indianapolis area is now bracing for days of rain and potential flooding. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "Indianapolis weather: Flooding, rain looms as heavy snow melts," 25 Mar. 2018 The final had been scheduled for Thursday but was moved to Monday in the aftermath of a major snowstorm. Mike Owens,, "West Catholic girls basketball looks to finish improbable run with state title," 21 Mar. 2018 That's what British rocker Noel Gallagher thinks of the snowstorm that's hitting Detroit. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, "British rocker Noel Gallagher on Detroit snowstorm: 'Brutal'," 9 Feb. 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 How to pronounce snowstorm (audio) \

Kids Definition of snowstorm

: a storm of falling snow

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