from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fall of snow.
- n. The amount of snow that falls during a given period or in a specified area.
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- n. An instance of falling of snow.
- n. The amount of snow that falls on one occasion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The falling of snow: used sometimes of a quiet fall in distinction from a snow-storm.
- n. The amount of snow falling in a given time, as during one storm, day, or year. This amount is measured popularly by the depth of the snow at the close of each time of falling, and scientifically by melting the snow and measuring the depth of the water.
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- n. precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals
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However, the increase in snowfall is 347% when the NAO is strongly negative versus strongly positive (see table below for other locations).
One example of this is the use of the term snowfall in the document.
Weather: A sunny day after a snowfall is usually a cold day, and today was not an exception.
The amount of snowfall is caused by the amount of precipitation in the air, which freezes and then falls as snow.
Record snowfall is now falling in the Washington D.C. - Baltimore region, with accumulation expected to shatter the 1922 Washington record of 28 inches and the 1993 Baltimore record of 26.8 inches of snow.
Conclusion: deer bed or move in snowfall according to individual preferences.
Further heavy snowfall is expected this week, with up to 10 inches forecast.
Another study done at Rutgers University indicates that there is a 55% increase in snowfall at Reagan National Airport (DCA) when the NAO is negative versus when it is positive.
And yes, some poor group will get trapped in snowfall when crossing the pass, and cannibalism may or may not be involved by the time they stumble barefoot from the mountains next spring.
It also documented for the first time extensive thinning of the West Antarctic ice shelves, an increase in snowfall in the interior of Greenland and thinning at the edges.