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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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