Blizzards are severe snowstorms with high winds and little visibility.Most of the time the visibility is less than a quarter of a mile.
What It Takes For A Blizzard To Form
- 20 degrees or less
- Precipitation type is Snow
- If more than 32 degrees the snow will melt
- 35 mph winds
- Very little visibility (quarter of a mile)
- Low pressure system has to rise over the high pressure system
- Moisture to make clouds so it can snow
- Needs to last for three or more hours
- Lakes,Oceans,etc. are good sources of moisture
What A Severe Blizzard Needs
- 45 mph winds
- Visibility almost at 0 miles
- Less than 10 degrees
The Christmas Blizzard
- December 24-27 2010 New York and New Jersey
- 7 deaths
- No other injuries
- $60 million in property damage
- 7000 flights delayed
The Great Blizzard of 1888
11th Street in the Great Blizzard of 1888
- March 11-14 New York,New Jersey,Pennsylvania,and New England
- 400 deaths
- $25 million in property damage
- No communication or travel
- Winds up to 80 mph
- Snow piles up to 36 ft.
How We Prepare
- We can predict and see if weather is coming
- We have modified buildings
- We know what to do and what not to:
- Stay inside
- Don't walk outside
- Stay in the car if you are stuck in one
High Pressure System- Cold temperatures and sunshine.
Low Pressure System -Higher temperatures and creates clouds.
Precipitation- Rain,sleet,hail,or snow that comes from the clouds.
New England- A region in the North Eastern part of the United States with six states(Vermont,Rhode Island,New Hampshire,Maine,Connecticut,Massachusetts).
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