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thaw

a spell of relatively warm weather, causing snow or ice to melt
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

thaw

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(climatology)
A warm spell during which ice and snow melt, as a January thaw.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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