the accumulation of winter snowfall, especially in mountain or upland regions.
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How to use snowpack in a sentence
The major man-made storage reservoirs are less than half full, and the planet’s natural storage—snowpack and soil moisture—are depleted, too.
It should be warm enough in the afternoon, though, for a bit of that snowpack to start melting away.After 2 to 4 inches of snow, an icy night ahead in D.C. area. Snow showers possible Monday. | Jason Samenow, Dan Stillman, Andrew Freedman | February 1, 2021 | Washington Post
Should be warm enough in the afternoon, though, to start seeing a bit of that snowpack melt away.Let it snow! A few inches likely to accumulate today; more tomorrow into Tuesday? | Brian Jackson, Dan Stillman | January 31, 2021 | Washington Post
Gow was well-trained in understanding the complicated formula of weather, snowpack conditions and terrain that leads to avalanches.How One Man Survived a Plane Crash and 5 Days in the Snowy Canadian Wilderness—and Went On to Help Shape the Modern Ski Industry | Cassidy Randall | December 27, 2020 | Time
I liked getting my ski legs under me on-area in December and January as I tuned into local avalanche advisories, asked questions, followed the weather, waited for the snowpack to deepen, and built a “season history” of the snowpack.
In northeastern Yellowstone, the snowpack has declined 22 percent since 1975.Who Will Save the Wolverine? Not the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service | Doug Peacock | July 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The depth to which it sinks is considered the penetrability of the snowpack by a walking deer.Ecological Studies of the Timber Wolf in Northeastern Minnesota | L. David Mech
British Dictionary definitions for snowpack
a quantity of fallen snow that has become massed together
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Scientific definitions for snowpack
An area of naturally formed, packed snow that usually melts during the warmer months.
The amount of snow that accumulates annually in a mountainous area.
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