The TV weatherman is calling for a blizzard. What does that mean?
Blizzards are significant winter storms that can cause lots of problems and damage., The National Weather Services has defied a blizzard as a winter storm with:
- 3 consecutive hours or more with considerable falling and/or blowing snow,
- visibility of a quarter mile or less, and
- frequent wind gusts or sustained winds at or over 35mph (56 km/hr).
A ground blizzard occurs when snow is not actually falling, but loose snow on the ground is being blown about by strong winds.
For more definitions and a nice wind-chill chart: https://www.weather.gov/dmx/wintersafety
Here’s information on how to prepare to survive during a blizzard. The most important advice: Don’t leave your home!
Some people even find joy in blizzards.