Snow squall

Alternative definitions (4), class: vernacular (0)
Term: Snow squall
Definition: A heavy snow shower accompanied by sudden strong winds.  CanadaNCA 

A brief, but intense fall of snow that greatly reduces visibility and which is often accompanied by strong winds.  NSIDCCryosphere 

A moderate to heavy snow flurry, which is driven by strong, gusty winds. Visibility during snow squalls is usually poor.  ECCCanada 

A snow squall is an intense, but limited duration, period of moderate to heavy snowfall, accompanied by strong, gusty surface winds and possibly lightning (generally moderate to heavy snow showers). Snow accumulation may be significant.  NOAA-NWS 

Created 2017.06.06
Last Modified 2022.03.08
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