Winter’s Wonders

Canary. Photo by 4028mdk09.

What is a blizzard?

Blizzards are identified you three main factors, “by blowing snow, whipping winds, and low visibility.”

A snowstorm officially escalates to a blizzard when it hits three criteria:

1. Visibility drops to 1/4 of a mile or less

2. There are sustained winds or frequent gusts of at least 35 mph

3. These conditions last at least 3 hours

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