severe weather


what is it

a blizzard is a severe snowstorm with high winds and low visibility

how does it form

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

historical events
great white hurricane

March 11-14, 1888

More than 120 winters have come and gone since the so-called “Great White Hurricane,” but this whopper of a storm still lives in infamy. After a stretch of rainy but unseasonably mild weather, temperatures plunged and vicious winds kicked up, blanketing the East Coast in snow and creating drifts up to 50 feet high. The storm immobilized New York, Boston and other major cities, blocking roads and wiping out telephone, telegraph and rail service for several days. When the skies finally cleared, fires and flooding inflicted millions of dollars of damage. The disaster resulted in more than 400 deaths, including 200 in New York City alone. In the decade that followed, partly in response to the 1888 storm and the massive gridlock it wrought, New York and Boston broke ground on the country’s first underground subway systems.

the great white hurricane

how to prepare

Winter storms can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, wind-driven snow that lasts for several days. Some winter storms are large enough to affect several states, while others affect only a single community. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures and sometimes by strong winds, icing, sleet and freezing rain.

Regardless of the severity of a winter storm, you should be prepared in order to remain safe during these events from your friends american red cross


in conclusion as you can see a blizzard is not a thing you want to happen sure you might get out of school for a couple of days but it is a very serious storm.28 people die in a blizzard every year. sure it is not the worst storm but you still don't want to be in it. there is no access to food or water only the stuff in your house if you run out your stuck and could die. if it gets to cold your pipe could burst.a blizzard is not a joking mater  

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