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Winter Vocabulary

drift when snow builds up high after wind blows it around
flake a small piece of matter, usually snow
flurry a sudden barrage of snowfall, typically short but intense
freeze the act of liquid becoming solid as the result of a drop in temperature
frost an act that results after the temperature has dropped just below freezing
glove a covering for the hand for when the temperature gets cold, made of cloth or other durable material
ice solid water, formed when water is exposed to temperatures below 32 degrees
icicle a cone of ice that forms when dripping water is frozen
arctic cold, snowy, windy weather similar to that found in the extreme north and other bitterly cold areas
avalanche the sudden release of snow and ice from a mountain, forming a thunderous freefall
plow using a steel attachment to push large amounts of snow for safe travels on roadways
precipitation a weather term to describe moisture as it falls from the clouds
scarf a cloth or other piece of fabric worn around the neck to protect from cold elements
shovel digging into material as to remove it from its current location
sled a small object that travels on steel runners for transport over ice and snow
slush the wintery combination of water, snow, and mud that results from temperatures hovering right above freezing
squall a quick fury of wind that is followed by intense snowfall
thaw a weather term that describes the warming of the temperature followed by the subsequent melting of snow and ice


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