a storm with dry snow, with strong winds and intense cold.
HOW IS A BLIZZARD FORMED?
- For a blizzard to form, warm air must rise over cold air. There are two ways that this may happen. 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. the temerture range can be from only -12 and 10 deggres fahrenheit winds can get as up to 35 mph.
- There was an horrendous In blizzard. 1888 near the east coast. People call it the white out , it hit 13 states. schools couldn't leave causing the students and teaches to be froze to death. 20 to 40 inches of snow hit the east coast. the blizzard killed more than 400 people.
IMPACT ON HUMAN LIFE
- A blizzard can shut down a city, sometimes for days. Transportation can be impossible. This means kids miss school and adults cannot get to work. People can be stuck in their homes for days.
- Electrical wires often go down because of the heavy wind and snow. This leaves people with no electricity. Without electricity, people can't use computers, TVs, appliances, and lights.
- If people are caught outside in a blizzard, they risk getting frostbite and hypothermia.
- A blizzard can cause lots of property damage, such as roof cave-ins and windows breaking. Trees can fall on houses, cars, etc.
- Blizzards can be the cause of lots of car accidents. Cars can be stranded on highways too.
-Blizzards are life threatening storms. People have died in blizzards.
- Blizzards can hurt the economy. People can't get to work. Jobs don't get done. Businesses and stores lose money.