Saturday, February 6, 2010

Is this a true "blizzard"? I turn to my friend, Wikipedia, for answers...

blizzard is a severe storm condition characterized by low temperatures, strong winds, and heavy wave of snow. By definition, the difference between blizzard and a snowstorm is the strength of the wind. Ground blizzards are a variation on the traditional blizzard, in that ground blizzards require high winds to stir up snow that has already fallen, rather than fresh snowfall. Regardless of the variety of blizzard, they can bring near-whiteout conditions, which restrict visibility to near zero. Blizzards have a negative impact on local economies, and for days at a time can paralyze regions where snowfall is unusual or rare.

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1 comment:

  1. Yes...Yes it was a blizzard by that definition. Lol. Fun times!