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Dangerous Blizzards

By Kayla
                    

  

What Is a Blizzard?

A blizzard is a snow storm with strong gales, heavy snow, heavy sleet, and rain. The air must be cold for snow to fall on the ground both up in the clouds where snowflakes form. Creates huge drifts, making it very hard to drive. Blizzards also can cause a variety of other problems.  Power outages can occur due to strong winds and heavy snow.  Pipes can freeze and regular fuel sources may be cut off.

What Are The Ingredients For A Blizzard?

A Blizzard consists with 3 major ingredients. One very cold air and snow. If air isn’t to cold the snow would turn into freezing rain. Another one is moisture for clouds and precipitation. Clouds needs to have moisture to form with  cold air. Warm air for actual precipitation. Warm air mass for winds to be 35 miles per hour. Visibility and white out hard to see conditions.


This is a picture of a  of a frozen lake caused by a blizzard.


Where Does this weather frequently occur?

The blizzard occurs in northern Mississippi Basin central part  of Canada. Also, occurs in Russia, Central Great Plains and United States.

Warning signals for blizzards that is going to -happen?

Warning signals for blizzard are strong winds,blinding wind-driven snow, wind chills are expected.

What precautions can people take to prepare for a blizzard?

Seek shelter immediately. Have emergency supplies in the trunk Keep your car's gas tank full for emergency use and to keep the fuel line from freezing. Let someone know your destination, your route, and when you expect to arrive.

How do blizzard affects peoples lives?


       It will ruin peoples houses, cover there cars with ice and snow, also make a wipe             out,     hard to drive, and people won’t be able to  go anywhere. Frostbite is a severe         reaction     to cold exposure that can permanently damage its victims.

Link:

Learn more about blizzards at this website!


Bibliography:
http:// libary.thinkquest.org/CK0214482/blizzards.htm
http://www.ussartf.org/blizzards.htm
http://www.scchealth.org/Docs/ems/docs/prepare/winter.weather.htm
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art28042.asp