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

Definition of snowstorm

: a storm of or with snow

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When the snowstorm continues, their ruse snowballs as Nina and Brady are stuck attending holiday events together. Dan Snierson,, "Here's when all 28 new Lifetime Christmas movies will air," 22 Aug. 2019 During that period, the autonomous vehicles, which roll along at walking speed, have endured the full spectrum of the Pacific Northwest’s weather, including one of the largest snowstorms of the past decade. Peter Holley, Washington Post, "Amazon’s autonomous robots have started delivering packages in a new location: Southern California.," 13 Aug. 2019 The recent snowstorms underscored the depth of Seattle’s homeless crisis, as at least one person died from exposure and the city’s street-encampment outreach team transported more than 150 people into shelters. Daniel Beekman, The Seattle Times, "State of the City: Durkan praises Seattle snow response, touts free ORCA passes," 20 Feb. 2019 The last two snowstorms have fallen particularly hard on the suburbs north and northeast of the city, where overhead power lines are vulnerable to high winds, heavy, wet snow and toppled trees. Patrick Mcgeehan, New York Times, "Deadly Storm Fells Trees, Causing Travel Woes and Power Outages," 8 Mar. 2018 The North Rim is slightly cooler in the summer and often inaccessible during winter because of snowstorms. Joe Yogerst, National Geographic, "Everything to know about Grand Canyon National Park," 15 Mar. 2019 Avon planned a similar session earlier in the month that was canceled because of a snowstorm. Ken Byron, Courant Community, "Canton Officials Present Information Session On Opioid Epidemic," 23 Mar. 2018 Buy Photo Because of the snowstorm, the PIAA postponed many of Tuesday’s PIAA basketball semifinals until Thursday. Rick O'brien,, "PIAA moves boys' semifinal basketball games to Thursday," 20 Mar. 2018 In between, the Panthers’ game at the Boston Bruins was postponed because of a massive snowstorm. Walter Villa, miamiherald, "This Florida Panthers goalie of the future grew up emulating Luongo and Lundqvist," 6 Jan. 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


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

Kids Definition of snowstorm

: a storm of falling snow

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