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thaw

a spell of relatively warm weather, causing snow or ice to melt

Thaw

 

a rise in temperature to above freezing during a prolonged cold period. A thaw occurs when air warmer than 0°C spreads from warmer regions or when air is heated locally by solar radiation.

thaw

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(climatology)
A warm spell during which ice and snow melt, as a January thaw.
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Besides that it has also fitted its trains with plastic skirts, which are blasted with hot air from gas heaters placed along the tracks, to thaw out snow and ice.
Frost failed to thaw on Cork's chase course yesterday and the two races over fences, including the Grade 2 O'Connell Group Hilly Way Chase, scheduled for today will be run at the track tomorrow.
The rapid warming of the Arctic, which is proceeding at a rate at least twice that of the world as a whole, and the subsequent melt and thaw of ice, snow, and permafrost is compromising the region's function as the "air conditioner for the world," Highleyman said.
The thaw has begun at Fontwell, whose general manager Phil Bell said: "As long as the forecast temperatures arrive we're very hopeful of racing.