snow·​storm ˈsnō-ˌstȯrm How to pronounce snowstorm (audio)
: a storm of or with snow

Examples of snowstorm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the meantime, happy and safe Thanksgiving to all! Sunday, November 19 Planes, Trains and Christmas Trees (Lifetime): During a business trip to Indiana, event planner Kayley (Kathryn Davis) and sports agent Brett (Olivier Renaud) can't fly home for Christmas due to a terrible snowstorm. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, 19 Nov. 2023 Both games went to overtime, but last year was against Denver in a snowstorm at altitude. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Nov. 2023 While the snowstorm is over, the cold is moving eastward, from Denver all the way to New York City. Max Golembo, ABC News, 30 Oct. 2023 Recall that the historically strong El Nino in 2015-2016 still delivered a historic snowstorm in January. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, 26 Oct. 2023 This does not mean the upper Midwest won't see some snowstorms or seriously cold weather this winter. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 23 Oct. 2023 El Niño – a natural ocean and weather pattern in the tropical Pacific – could also mean higher snow chances in some atypical spots and fuel more potent northeast snowstorms, forecasters say. Mary Gilbert, CNN, 19 Oct. 2023 Heavy snowstorms were expected to continue in parts of Inner Mongolia, Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning provinces, with the depth reaching 20 centimeters (8 inches) in some places. Fox News, 6 Nov. 2023 Based on Shooting Star, the 2008 play by Steven Dietz, who shares co-writing credits with Ryan and Kirk Lynn, What Happens Later follows two exes — Ryan as Willa opposite David Duchovny as Bill — who relive their past after getting a snowstorm strands them in an airport. Julie Jordan, Peoplemag, 28 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1755, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of snowstorm was in 1755

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“Snowstorm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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snow·​storm -ˌstȯrm How to pronounce snowstorm (audio)
: a storm of falling snow
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