a storm accompanied by a heavy fall of snow.

1765–75, Americanism; snow + storm Unabridged
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snowstorm (ˈsnəʊˌstɔːm)
a storm with heavy snow

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Example sentences
During her stay, a sudden snowstorm one evening blanketed the estate with
  drifts several feet deep.
Officials said their cloud-seeding program directly caused the snowstorm.
So head out in that snowstorm and find ways to shoot in the rain.
In contrast, this picture was taken early in the morning, during a snowstorm.
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