drifting snow

An ensemble of snow particles raised by the wind to a low height—normally less than approximately 7 ft above ground. The visibility is not diminished at eye level.

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  • drifting snow-storm — žemutinis sniego pustymas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Sniego pustymas, kai nuo sniego dangos vėjo atplėšiamos sniego dalelės pakeliamos į nedidelį aukštį (1,5–2,0 m) ir nešamos pažeme. atitikmenys: angl. drifting snow… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • snow fence — snow′ fence n. bui a barrier erected on the windward side of a road, house, barn, etc., serving as a protection from drifting snow …   From formal English to slang

  • snow fence — noun : a barrier stretched across the path of prevailing winds to deflect drifting snow (as from a building, road, or railroad track) * * * a barrier erected on the windward side of a road, house, barn, etc., serving as a protection from drifting …   Useful english dictionary

  • Snow Advisory — A Snow Advisory is issued by the National Weather Service of the United States when a low pressure system produces snow that may cause significant disruption , but does not meet warning criteria. The advisory criteria varies from area to area.… …   Wikipedia

  • Snow cave — A snow cave is a shelter constructed in snow by mountain climbers, winter recreational enthusiasts, and winter survivalists. It has thermal properties similar to an Igloo and is particularly effective at providing protection from wind as well as… …   Wikipedia

  • snow fence — noun Date: 1872 a usually slatted fence placed across the path of prevailing winds to protect (as a building, road, or railroad track) from drifting snow by disrupting the flow of wind and causing the snow to be deposited on the lee side of the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • snow fence — a barrier erected on the windward side of a road, house, barn, etc., serving as a protection from drifting snow. [1870 75, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • snow fence — n. a light fence of lath and wire erected to control the drifting of snow …   English World dictionary

  • snow — I n. 1) drifting; driving, heavy; light snow 2) crisp; new fallen snow 3) snow falls; melts; sticks 4) a blanket of snow 5) in the snow (to play in the snow) 6) (misc.) to shovel snow; as white as snow II v. to snow hard, heavily; lightly * * *… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Snow fence — A snow fence is a structure used to force drifting of snow to occur in a predictable place, rather than in a more natural method. Snow fences are primarily employed to minimize the amount of snowdrift on roadways. In rural areas, farmers and… …   Wikipedia

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