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ice storm

n.
A storm in which snow or rain freezes on contact, forming a coat of ice on the surfaces it touches.

ice storm

n
(Physical Geography) chiefly US a storm of freezing rain that deposits a glaze of ice on the ground

ice′ storm`


n.
a storm of freezing rain.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ice storm - a storm with freezing rain that leaves everything glazed with iceice storm - a storm with freezing rain that leaves everything glazed with ice
storm, violent storm - a violent weather condition with winds 64-72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightning
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The ice storm of 1998, which hit Montreal and parts of Eastern Canada, left millions without power for weeks.
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FITCHBURG -- It has been a little more than five years since the 2008 ice storm that left some residents in the dark for weeks, but memories of the storm's impact remain vivid in the minds of some, including those pursuing a class-action lawsuit against Unitil that is still moving through the courts.
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Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley said that Unitil should pay $4.6 million in fines for its botched response to a December 2008 ice storm that knocked out electricity for thousands.
Then, in February 1998, a terrible ice storm struck the region, "and changed the landscape," notes Wilcox, "in more ways than one." Trees below about 1,400 feet in elevation in the Forest escaped the brunt of the storm, but a half-foot of ice sheathed trees in a huge sweep of forest above 1,500 feet.