Snowburst

The term snowburst was coined in the 1960s by Prof. Robert Sykes who taught meteorology at SUNY Oswego, in northern New York. He used the term to describe a snowstorm that occurred December 7–11, 1958 in Oswego, New York. This particular storm dropped almost 6 feet of snow on the city including 40 inches in 24 hours. It was commonly referred to ...
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Snowburst

An intense convectively generated snow squall with large accumulations of snow at a rate of 2.5 to 7.5 cm per hour (1 to 3 inches per hour). May be accompanied by thunder and lightning; such storms are called thundersnows.
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Snowburst

Very intense shower of snow, often of short duration, that greatly restricts visibility and produces periods of rapid snow accumulation.
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