Blizzard

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A blizzard is a severe snowstorm characterized by strong sustained winds of at least 56 km/h and lasting for a prolonged period of time—typically three hours or more.wikipedia
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Snow

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In the United States, the National Weather Service defines a blizzard as a severe snow storm characterized by strong winds causing blowing snow that results in low visibilities.
Mid-latitude cyclones are low pressure areas which are capable of producing anything from cloudiness and mild snow storms to heavy blizzards.

Ground blizzard

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A ground blizzard is a weather condition where snow is not falling but loose snow on the ground is lifted and blown by strong winds.
This is in contrast to "ordinary" blizzards, which are accompanied by heavy falling snow.

Winter storm

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In the United States, the National Weather Service defines a blizzard as a severe snow storm characterized by strong winds causing blowing snow that results in low visibilities. A blizzard is a severe snowstorm characterized by strong sustained winds of at least 56 km/h and lasting for a prolonged period of time—typically three hours or more.
A massive snowstorm with strong winds and other conditions meeting certain criteria is known as a blizzard.

Storm

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A nor'easter is a macro-scale storm that occurs off the New England and Atlantic Canada coastlines.
It may be marked by significant disruptions and lightning (a thunderstorm), heavy precipitation (snowstorm, rainstorm), heavy freezing rain (ice storm), strong winds (tropical cyclone, windstorm), or wind transporting some substance through the atmosphere as in a dust storm, blizzard, sandstorm, etc.

Nor'easter

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A nor'easter is a macro-scale storm that occurs off the New England and Atlantic Canada coastlines.
Nor'easters are usually accompanied by very heavy rain or snow, and can cause severe coastal flooding, coastal erosion, hurricane-force winds, or blizzard conditions.

The Long Winter (novel)

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Many children—and their parents—learned of "The Snow Winter" through the children's book The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder, in which the author tells of her family's efforts to survive.
It is set in southeastern Dakota Territory during the severe winter of 1880–1881, when she turned 14 years old.

Great Lakes Storm of 1913

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The Great Lakes Storm of 1913, historically referred to as the "Big Blow," the "Freshwater Fury," or the "White Hurricane," was a blizzard with hurricane-force winds that devastated the Great Lakes Basin in the Midwestern United States and Ontario, Canada from November 7 through November 10, 1913.

Schoolhouse Blizzard

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The blizzard came unexpectedly on a relatively warm day, and many people were caught unaware, including children in one-room schoolhouses.

Visibility

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To be a blizzard, a snow storm must have sustained winds or frequent gusts that are greater than or equal to 56 km/h with blowing or drifting snow which reduces visibility to 400 m or less and must last for a prolonged period of time—typically three hours or more.
Blizzards and ground blizzards (blowing snow) are also defined in part by low visibility.

Blowing snow

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In the United States, the National Weather Service defines a blizzard as a severe snow storm characterized by strong winds causing blowing snow that results in low visibilities.

1993 Storm of the Century

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The Storm of the Century, also known as the Great Blizzard of 1993, was a large cyclonic storm that formed over the Gulf of Mexico on March 12, 1993, and dissipated in the North Atlantic Ocean on March 15.
It brought in cold air along with heavy precipitation and hurricane-force winds which, ultimately, caused a blizzard over the affected area; this also included thundersnow from Georgia to Pennsylvania and widespread whiteout conditions.

Knickerbocker storm

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The Knickerbocker storm was a blizzard that occurred on January 27–28, 1922 in the upper South and middle Atlantic United States.

1920 North Dakota blizzard

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The 1920 North Dakota blizzard was a severe blizzard that killed 34 people from March 15–18, 1920 in the state of North Dakota.

Snowsquall

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It is often referred to as a whiteout and is similar to a blizzard but is localized in time or in location and snow accumulations may or may not be significant.

Whiteout (weather)

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Blizzards can bring whiteout conditions, and can paralyze regions for days at a time, particularly where snowfall is unusual or rare.
Normal snowfalls and blizzards, where snow is falling at 1 or/h), or where the relief visibility is not clear yet having a clear field of view for over 30 ft, are often incorrectly called whiteouts.

Great Appalachian Storm of 1950

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The Great Appalachian Storm of November 1950 was a large extratropical cyclone which moved through the Eastern United States, causing significant winds, heavy rains east of the Appalachians, and blizzard conditions along the western slopes of the mountain chain.

Snowdrift

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While severe cold and large amounts of drifting snow may accompany blizzards, they are not required.

Blizzard of 1977

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Certain pre-existing weather conditions exacerbated the blizzard's effects.

1979 Chicago blizzard

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The Chicago blizzard of 1979 was a major blizzard that affected northern Illinois and northwest Indiana on January 13–14, 1979.

North American blizzard of 2003

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The Blizzard of 2003, also known as the Presidents' Day Storm II or simply PDII, was a historical and record-breaking snowstorm on the East Coast of the United States and Canada, which lasted from February 14 to February 19, 2003.

Great Blizzard of 1978

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As the storm headed for Ohio, this resulted in a "storm of unprecedented magnitude," according to the National Weather Service, which categorized it as a rare severe blizzard, the most severe grade of winter storm.

Panhandle hook

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Panhandle hooks account for some of the most memorable and deadly blizzards and snowstorms in North America.

North American blizzard of 2005

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While this was by far the hardest hit region, it was also a significant snowstorm for the Philadelphia and New York City areas, which both suffered occasional blizzard conditions and 12-15 inch (30–38 cm) snow accumulations.

Early Winter 2006 North American storm complex

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It affected much of North America in some form, producing all kinds of severe weather including a major ice storm, blizzard conditions, high winds, extreme cold, a serial derecho and some tornadoes.

2006 Colorado Holiday Blizzards

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The blizzards occurred within a week of each other.