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How do winter storms form? |
How is snow formed?
How do blizzards form?
What are snowflakes?
Why is snow white?
What is thundersnow?
What is sleet?
What is freezing rain?
What is an ice storm?
How do ice storms form?
What is frost?
What is a frost quake?
How is lake-effect snow formed?
What is a Nor'easter?
What is an Alberta Clipper?
What is Wind Chill?
What is frostbite?
What is an avalanche?
A winter storm can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to blizzard conditions with blinding wind-driven snow that lasts several days. |
Stay informed and know winter storm terminology:
? Freezing rainóRain that freezes when it hits the ground. Ice may coat roads, walkways, trees and power lines. ? SleetóRain that freezes into ice pellets before it reaches the ground. Sleet can cause moisture on roads and walkways to freeze.
? Winter storm watchóWeather conditions are favorable for development of a winter storm. Stay tuned to radio or TV for more information and instructions.
? Winter storm warningóA winter storm is occurring or will occur soon.
? Blizzard warningóConsiderable amounts of snow with sustained winds or frequent gusts up to 35 mph are expected to prevail for at least three hours. Visibility is reduced to less than a quarter mile.
? Frost/freeze warningóBelow-freezing temperatures are expected.