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

Definition of snowstorm

: a storm of or with snow

Examples of snowstorm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If 16 inches of snow falls in Detroit, this would be the city's fifth-largest snowstorm on record, the Weather Service said. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 2 Feb. 2022 And if snow totals stack up the way models are suggesting, this will be a historic snowstorm. Jennifer Gray, CNN, 1 Feb. 2022 Most days this week are colder than average and there might be another coastal snowstorm by the weekend. Washington Post, 17 Jan. 2022 More:There's a huge snowstorm brewing across the Midwest. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 14 Jan. 2022 One of my many examples of that is from a morning when there had been a major snowstorm the night before. Teresa Hopke, Forbes, 27 Oct. 2021 Caltrans officials issued several road closures in Kern, Inyo, and Mono counties ahead of what’s expected to be a powerful snowstorm in those regions. Dominic Fracassa, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Oct. 2021 The only obstacle was a snowstorm on the evening of Dec. 5. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, 17 June 2021 One of the many things that plagued the Fox production of Locke & Key was that it was filmed in Pittsburgh during the winter and there was a massive snowstorm. Christian Holub,, 8 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of snowstorm

1755, in the meaning defined above

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24 May 2022

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“Snowstorm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of snowstorm

: a storm of falling snow


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