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also Snow Belt  (snō′bĕlt′)
The northern and northeast United States.


(Physical Geography) US and Canadian an area of a country, state, etc where heavy falls of snow are common


or Snow′ Belt`,

the northern parts of the U.S. that are subject to considerable snowfall.
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Those of us who live in the Snowbelt know that a whiteout winter could come at any time.
snowbelt to use their phones to call work crews not only to plow snowy driveways in the winter but also to do various types of landscaping work in the spring, summer and fall.
The objective of this study was to assess historical (1980-2015) spatiotemporal trends in snowfall extremes for the Canadian snowbelt zones of Lake Superior and Lake Huron-Georgian Bay (Figure 1).
Saunders teaches in the esteemed writing program at Syracuse University, and for much of the year, the couple lives outside of Oneonta, New York, where Saunders writes in a converted toolshed that is just far enough from the house to "send a message about what my priorities are." A light spring-semester teaching schedule, the desire to escape snowbelt winters and the success of his remarkable short stories (which earned him a MacArthur "genius" fellowship) led the couple recently to buy a winter place in California.
However, all-season tires will continue to pose a challenge to winter tire sales for the majority of the U.S., except for the snowbelt region near the Great Lakes, where the heaviest snowfalls occur.
"There is a market for more off-road capability," said Edwards, alluding to the USA's wide snowbelt, the Middle East's sandy wastes and the ruggedness of South Africa and Australia.
"Sometimes it can be hard to say this without terrifying them," Trosien says, "especially when you live in the snowbelt and you often have to use a broom to clean off your car!"
"Snowbirds" are seasonal migrants who travel from the northern snowbelt of Canada and North America to the warmer southern states, often staying in designated recreational resorts (McHugh & Mings 1991).
5a), faults generally do not follow topographic relief, occurring in a peneplain where local relief is bedrock-controlled, with thin to discontinuous glacial till and residuum, high water tables, notable snowbelt, low hydraulic gradients, and a range of Boreal and Taiga forests.
This is in line with the finding in the public infrastructure literature that productivity effects are larger in the "snowbelt" states (see, e.g., Aschauer 2001; Hulten and Schwab 1991).