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snow cover

noun
1.
a layer of snow on the ground.
2.
the amount of an area that is covered by snow, usually given as a percentage of the total area.
3.
the depth of snow on the ground.
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  • Others, such as sea ice cover and snow cover, are decreasing.
  • The areas of additional snow cover together with its reflectivity, are if anything going to lower temperatures.
  • Sometimes rose canes are killed by tough winters, and this one had low temperatures and no snow cover.
  • They have spent a long winter under snow cover and they cannot be rushed.
  • The trails, which are used as bridle paths during warmer weather, are open to snowmobilers when snow cover allows.
  • Despite its equatorial location, its forested slopes give way to glaciers and year-round snow cover.
  • snow cover generally protects the lawn from winter cold.
  • If there is persistent snow cover, the ground may freeze only a few inches deep.

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