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

Definition of snowstorm

: a storm of or with snow

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There was, of course, the requisite fake snowstorm, through which hunks with huskies made their way. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Once Upon a Time a Snowflake Fell for a Polar Bear—At a Moncler Gamme Rouge Show," 28 Dec. 2018 If a business decides to shut down because of a snowstorm or hurricane, employees who were scheduled to work simply won’t get paid. Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox, "Hurricane Florence is costing workers income. Blame federal labor laws.," 14 Sep. 2018 But its surge pricing, where rates can balloon more than three times the baseline in event of a situation like a snowstorm, acts as a de facto encouragement since demand often increases in bad weather., "How incentives in the gig economy put workers at risk," 31 May 2018 Young wasn’t the only one to get stuck in the 1982 snowstorm, a blizzard that dumped more than a foot of snow on most of southern New England on April 6 and 7, including 13.3 inches in Boston, the National Weather Service said in a tweet. Elise Takahama,, "Forecasters recall historic blizzard that blasted New England on April 6, 1982," 6 Apr. 2018 Ridgefield High School senior Paul Kim is known as a champion debater, a fighter for quality education, and an online weather forecaster — sometimes outside in raging snowstorms, clad only in his boxers. Kathleen Megan,, "Ridgefield Teen Unafraid of 'Speaking Truth To Power'," 19 Mar. 2018 Without these flames, those switches would get jammed during a snowstorm and the trains would be delayed. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "It's So Cold in Chicago That the Rail Company Is Lighting Its Tracks on Fire," 30 Jan. 2019 Yet for 30 years, thousands of auto industry executives, journalists and others in the car business would do that each year: brave snowstorms and bitter cold to gather in the Motor City for one of the industry’s most important car shows. Adrienne Roberts, WSJ, "Slush, Snow, the ‘Cobo Cough.’ Detroit Holds Its Last Winter Auto Show," 13 Jan. 2019 As the cosmonauts took turns working away at the insulation, bits of Mylar and other shredded materials floated away from the work site like a dirty snowstorm. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Russian cosmonauts spend nearly eight hours cutting into their spacecraft," 12 Dec. 2018

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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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