WHAT IS A BLIZZARD?
Snow storms with strong winds are sometimes and most often called blizzards. Blizzards, like thunderstorms, come with all the "trimmings". Some things that come with a blizzard are cold winds, snow and maybe even rain.
WHERE DO BLIZZARDS USUALLY OCCUR?
Blizzards are most common in the northern Mississippi Basin, in the central part of Canada and also in Russia. Blizzards also occur in the Central Great Plains.
FACTS ABOUT BLIZZARDS
1. Normal activities are usually stopped in a blizzard.
2. The Saskatchewan blizzard of 1945 was the worst recorded in Canadian history.
3. Something blizzards may bring with them are very large snow drifts and snow piles deep enough to bury large cars and trucks.
4. When it is snowing lightly and the wind is stronger than 20 miles per hour, this phenomenon may create a sudden blizzard.
5. In the past fifty years of data collecting, the Great Lakes area has never witnessed a snow storm as horrific as they did on Nov. 9th to the 14th in the year 1996.
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