Blizzards are winter storms that are combination of snow, low temperatures and heavy winds for more than 3 hours. Winds pull cold air toward the equator from the poles and bring warm air toward the poles from the equator. When warm air and cold air are brought together, a front is formed and precipitation occurs. Sometimes winds pick up snow that was on the ground, and creates a blizzard.

Blizzard can be very dangerous. They can give you frost bite which will slowly kill you. The can trap you in your car or a building. Blizzards make the roads iced over witch could in up in a crash.

Map of the USA were there the most blizzards happen.
Blizzard of 1888 was the worst blizzard in the world so far. It brought 40 to 50 feet of snow.

The most destructive blizzard is the blizzard of 1972, it killed more than 40,000 people. It brought 28 to 30 feet of snow.

You always need to make a first aid kit just in case you get hurt. Make sure you do the following to be safe in a blizzard :Stock up on food and water. Have an emergency medicine bag. Stay indoors. Watch for frostbite. Know the signs of hypothermia. Avoid alcohol. Clear snow carefully.

A tool to predict blizzards are weather balloons. They measure atmospheric conditions such as wind pressure, wind direction, wind speed and temperature.

You can measure a blizzard's impact by how much snow has fallen.


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