Blizzards are found all over the world, except near the equator. They are common in Europe. Blizzards are most common in Russia and surrounding countries. Strong blizzards are occasional in Europe. Also, northern Asia has strong and weak blizzards. North America has blizzards as well; most are in Canada and Greenland. Blizzards usually happen in the northeast and in mountainous terrain in the U.S. The northeastern United States has another, “old fashioned” name for a blizzard. They call it a nor’easter. It got this name because it happens in the northeast part of the U. S.