Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Snowstorm"

Example sentences using "Snowstorm"

Q: Please show me example sentences with When the snowstorm started, we had stopped/stopped skiing and went back to the hotel.

Above is the past-perfect sentence question. Correct answer is stopped and please let me know why 'had stopped' is impossible..
A: It's because the order of tenses makes the order of actions confusing.

"When the snowstorm started, we had stopped skiing" makes perfect sense, and would mean that you stopped skiing BEFORE the snowstorm started. You were no longer skiing when the storm began.

"When the snowstorm started, we had stopped skiing and went back to the hotel" is confusing because the action "stop skiing" happened before the snowstorm, but then you use the simple past for "go back to the hotel" - did you go back before the snowstorm? After the snowstorm but because you stopped skiing? After both? It's unnatural because the tenses aren't in agreement with each other and so we can't say it like this.

You either have to have BOTH in the past perfect, or BOTH in the simple past. You can't swap halfway through, because then the order of events is confusing.
Q: Please show me example sentences with have a snowstorm.
A: We are going to have a snowstorm.

She doesn’t want to have a snowstorm.

We have snowstorms every winter.

Synonyms of "Snowstorm" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between snowstorm and blizzard and whiteout ?
A: Snowstorm and blizzard are the same but whiteout is a snowstorm where you can’t see anything but white in any direction
Q: What is the difference between snowstorm and blizzard ?
A: a blizzard is a very strong snowstorm.
Q: What is the difference between snowstorm and blizzard ?
A: I would say it’s pretty much the same thing...though if I to choose a more serious and strong word I would pick blizzard (you could add adjectives to snow storm to make it more “stronger”

(Last year there was a giant snowstorm)
(I heard there will be a blizzard happening in the next few days)

Other questions about "Snowstorm"

Q: It’s a heavy snowstorm today. Actually, it’s been snowing and very windy since last night. The operation of some buses and trains have been stopped since yesterday. I am staying home all day long. I work from home, so I don’t have to go out nor use any transportation system to go to work. I wonder if people were able to go work this morning. I want to go shopping, but it would be very dangerous. I hope the weather will be better tomorrow. Does this sound natural?
A: × The operation of some buses and trains have been stopped since yesterday.
✓ Some buses and trains have stopped operating since yesterday.

× I am staying home all day long.
✓ I am planning to stay home all day long. (yours is fine too)

× I work from home, so I don’t have to go out nor use any transportation system to go to work.
✓ I work from home, so I don’t have to go out or use any public transit to get to work.

× I wonder if people were able to go work this morning.
✓ I wonder if people were able to get to work this morning.

It's really good!
Q: It was such a bad snowstorm that I decided to cancel claiming the top of the mountain, Does this sound natural?
A: × It was such a bad snowstorm that I decided to cancel claiming the top of the mountain,
✓ It was such a bad snowstorm that I decided to forego climbing to the top of the mountain.

Q: It looks like there will be a snowstorm tonight. Does this sound natural?
A: Very natural!

If you're very close with the person (friend, relative) you can even say

"Looks like we're going to (gonna) have a snowstorm tonight"
Q: an snowstorm is coming,so be careful.

Does this sound natural?
A: why is a little unnatural
Q: The snowstorm is starting to be an ordinary snow. Does this sound natural?
A: You would say, "the snowstorm is calming down.' Or "the snowstorm is dying down."

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