snowstorm

noun
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 Official storm-total snowfall at Albany International Airport was 22.6 inches – the eighth biggest snowstorm ever and the fourth biggest December snowfall on record. John Bacon, USA TODAY, "Winter storm could still dump up to 2 feet of snow from Pennsylvania to Maine," 3 Dec. 2019 Back-to-back snowstorms and strong winds combined to seriously complicate travel by land across much of the rest of Wyoming, where roads were closed in the eastern and southern parts of the state because of whiteout conditions. Anita Snow, chicagotribune.com, "Powerful storm disrupts holiday travel, dumping heavy snow from California to northern Midwest," 30 Nov. 2019 Back-to-back snowstorms and strong winds combined to seriously complicate travel by land across much of the rest of Wyoming, where roads were closed in the eastern and southern parts of the state because of whiteout conditions. Anita Snow, Twin Cities, "Powerful storm pushes into Midwest with heavy snow and winds," 30 Nov. 2019 Back-to-back snowstorms and strong winds combined to serious complicate travel by land across much of the rest of Wyoming, where roads were closed in the eastern and southern parts of the state because of whiteout conditions. Arkansas Online, "Wintry weather bedevils holiday weekend travelers around U.S.," 30 Nov. 2019 There was heavy rain and three confirmed tornadoes across the Valley Thursday evening into early Friday morning with snowstorms, road closures and power outages reported in the high country. Chelsea Curtis, azcentral, "3 children missing after vehicle becomes stuck in Tonto Creek," 29 Nov. 2019 This infamous snowstorm covered Denver in more than 20 inches of snow in just 37 hours, according to the NWS. Lauren M. Johnson, CNN, "It's not the first time winter storms have ruined Thanksgiving travel. Here are 5 others," 27 Nov. 2019 Over the years, studies have suggested that microbes and their debris can brighten clouds, supercharge snowstorms, and help create some of the biggest hail events. Author: Maddie Stone, Anchorage Daily News, "Bacteria from the ocean floor could be influencing Arctic weather," 17 Nov. 2019 Earlier this week, Gatlinburg, Tennessee got its first major snowstorm of the season, and the beauty of the Gatlinburg SkyBridge—located in Gatlinburg SkyLift Park—was something to behold. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Gatlinburg SkyBridge Looks Straight Out of Winter Wonderland in These Snowy Pictures," 14 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of snowstorm

1755, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of snowstorm was in 1755

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10 Dec 2019

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“Snowstorm.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snowstorm. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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More Definitions for snowstorm

snowstorm

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How to pronounce snowstorm (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of snowstorm

: a storm with a large amount of falling snow

snowstorm

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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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