snow·storm | \ ˈsnō-ˌstȯrm \

Definition of snowstorm 

: a storm of or with snow

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Shortly after Governor Charlie Baker took office, a series of snowstorms shuttered transit service in Boston. Adam Vaccaro,, "MBTA loses reprieve from outsourcing restriction," 6 July 2018 But on Nextdoor, the overwhelming majority of Americans were focused on the impacts of late-season snowstorms: stuck cars, downed power lines, and especially snowplows. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "What Petty Nextdoor Posts Reveal About America," 20 June 2018 The hearing, originally scheduled for Tuesday, has been postponed until Thursday because of the snowstorm. Matthew Ormseth,, "Legislative Committee Will Consider Bill Legalizing Marijuana Thursday," 13 Mar. 2018 In February, after a snowstorm, trash didn't get picked up in some East Side Cincinnati neighborhoods because nearly half the city's sanitation workers didn't show up for work. Sharon Coolidge,, "Stinky Cincinnati summer ahead? The city might not pick up your trash on time," 19 June 2018 On a winter morning after a snowstorm, Abrams looked out the window of her cabin and saw shapes scattered in the field outside. Dmitry Samarov, Chicago Reader, "Photojournalist Nancy Abrams looks back on her years in West Virginia in The Climb From Salt Lick," 14 May 2018 After the snowstorm, the weather turned bright and warm. Reyhan Harmanci, The Cut, "Pre-Baby Maternity Leave Is the Strangest Vacation," 2 Apr. 2018 Besides his family, his greatest loves were camping and fishing at Nickerson Park, preparing Sunday breakfast for family, and helping family & neighbors, including clearing sidewalks and driveways after snowstorms. Hartford Courant,, "Ward C. Gochee," 13 Mar. 2018 Thundersnow is a rare phenomenon that many in the northeast may get an opportunity to see as they are pounded by a snowstorm. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "Thundersnow roars above New York City as nor'easter slams East Coast," 7 Mar. 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


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Kids Definition of snowstorm

: a storm of falling snow

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