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  • n. Silver frost.


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  • This is a Pacific Northwest regionalism meaning freezing rain - precipitation just a Fahrenheit degree or two below snowfall.

    November 7, 2013

  • "In Nova Scotia, when winter and spring collide, an event called a silver thaw can occur. As rain falls, it freezes and sheathes everything it touches with ice until tree limbs begin to break and telegraph wires to fall."

    —Erik Larson, Thunderstruck (New York: Crown Publishers, 2006), 244

    July 7, 2009