What is it and how do they form
A blizzard is a winter storm which produces precipitation which is snow, sleet, or freezing rain. It also has to be cold out (below 32 degress F) for a blizzard to form. It is a storm that can last a day or more and can also make people not have power. They form when two air masses of cold and dry air mix with warm and moist air. They usually have wind speeds of 75 km/h (45 mph) and the official wind speed for a blizzard is 35 mph. Blizzards usually have temperatures of -12 degrees C (10 degrees F).
On February 1-25, 2010 there was three blizzards, all in 20 days. It was piling record amounts of snow in the Mid-Atlantic states. It left over hundreds of people without power because of the blizzard. On February 1-14, 1899 a huge blizzard formed when a cold wave hit the East Coast. From this blizzard Florida had experienced its first ever blizzard. 61 cm of snow fell across the East Coast and the wind speeds were 58 km/h.
Some people can have die from icy roads in a car accident, die from hypothermia from exposure to the cold, and people can have heart attacks while snow shoveling. You might also die from starvation if you need to get food when a blizzard happens. You can stop this if you see the news and then you can prepare for the blizzard. If your power is out, you can get your winter gear on so you don't die from hypothermia. Also while the blizzard is happening, you don't drive so you don't die from a car accident.
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