BLIZZARDS

BY Sharnae DuBose, Tynayia Obie, Torian Richardson

Where does the disaster happen? by S.D

blizzards usually happen in the north

(like Idaho,Eastern Europe,and our very own New York)

and the extreme south.

how severe is the disaster by T.O

Blizzard temperatures are usually below 10 degrees Fahrenheit, with strong winds that are at least 45 mph or greater.

What are the causes by T.O

Blizzards form cold air that is below freezing.For a blizzard to form, warm air must rise over cold air. There are two ways that this may happen. Winds pull cold air toward the equator from the poles and bring warm air toward the poles from the equator. When warm air and cold air are brought together, a front is formed and precipitation occurs. Warm air can also rise to form clouds and blizzard snows as it flows up a mountainside.

what is the global range of these disaster's ? by T.R

A blizzard is a severe snow storm with winds in excess of 35 mph and visibility of less than a 1/4 mile for more than 3 hours

how are humans affected by the disaster ? by T.O

transportation can stop people from going to work, school and traveling. people can be stuck in there houses for days. And can also damage wires which shuts down electricity it can mess up the food supply by freezing animals and plants.

how is the economy influenced ? by S.D

because of blizzards transit could shut down businesses as well. it slows down home building, and keeps people out of work.

can we predict or control the disaster ? by T.R

Scientists use weather patterns in order to predict blizzards. They check whether or not there is a region of low pressure. They also need to check the kind of temperature in the region to predict whether it will be a storm or a blizzard.

how can we be safe ? by T.R

best way to avoid a blizzard is to stay indoors where it's safe

any other interesting fact about the disaster ? by S.D

1. Blizzards can also occur after snowfall when high winds cause whiteouts (fallen snow blowing around) and snowdrifts (huge mountains of snow), which decrease visibility.

2. To avoid hypothermia if caught outdoors during a blizzard, stay hydrated and nourished. Keep blood flowing by moving around. Also build a snow cave to block winds, which reduce your body temperature. And don't eat snow, it will make you colder!

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