What is blizzard?

  • (noun): A series of unexpected and unpleasant occurrences.
    Example: "A blizzard of lawsuits"
    Synonyms: rash
    See also — Additional definitions below


A blizzard is a severe snowstorm characterized by strong winds and low temperatures. The difference between a blizzard and a snowstorm is the strength of the wind. To be a blizzard, a snow storm must have sustained winds or frequent gusts that are greater than or equal to 56 km/h (35 mph) with blowing or drifting snow which reduces visibility to 400 meters or a quarter mile or less and must last for a prolonged period of time — typically three hours or more. Snowfall amounts do not have to be significant. In Australia the definition requires that at least some snow has been raised from the ground.

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More definitions of "blizzard":

  • (noun): A storm with widespread snowfall accompanied by strong winds.
    Synonyms: snowstorm

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