Expressing Snowy Weather in English

SNOW / SNOWY WEATHER

Words Related to “snow” and Their Meanings:

Snow  means atmospheric water vapor frozen into ice crystals and falling in light white flakes or lying on the ground as a white layer.

Heavy snow / deep snow is great amount of snow.

Light snow means not heavy snow.

Hail is small and hard balls of ice falling from the sky.




Sleet is a snow partly melted.

Wet snow means watery snow.

Melting snow means snow turing from the solid state to the liquid state.

Snowfall means a fall of snow.

Snowstorm is a heavy fall of snow, especially with a high wind.

Blizzard is a severe snowstorm with high winds and low visibility.

Frost is the thin, white layer of ice that forms when the air temperature is below the freezing point of water, especially outside at night.

Thaw means snow becoming liquid as a result of warming.

Slippery roads or surface means a surface difficult to hold firmly or stand on because it is smooth, wet, or slimy.

Snowflake is a small piece of snow that falls from the sky.

Snowdrift is a large mass of  snow heaped up by the wind.

Snow bank is a large pile of snow.

Ice is the water that has frozen and become solid.

Icicle is a hanging, tapering piece of ice formed by the freezing of dripping water.

Shower is a short period of rain or snow.




 

Examples:

  • They’re expecting snow in the East.
  • It’s not snowing, but it is very cold.
  • The snow began to fall yesterday.
  • Weather forecast says it might snow.
  • It is hardly difficult to see due to the blizzard.
  • They’re expecting a snowstorm this afternoon.
  • Let’s play with ball in the snow.
  • That city had a lot of heavy snows last winter.
  • There is a freezing weather today.
  • The snow is freezing over and turning into ice.
  • People have difficulty walking because of sleet.
  • Snow and ice caused chaos in the country last year.
  • Strong winds make snowdrifts.
  • The ladder was wet and slippery.
  • There is a frost today.
  • The snow is beginning to thaw.
  • It is hailing.
  • Icicles are hanging from the roofs.
  • A blanket of snow is lying on the ground.
  • It is an icy day.
  • The snow is falling down.
  • Big snowflakes have more moisture.
  • Heavy snowfalls are predicted for tomorrow.
  • Floods are mostly triggered by heavy rain or melting snow.
  • Snow showers are expected at the weekend.

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