By Ashley Dundore

What is a blizzard?

A blizzard is a violent, bitterly cold wind filled with snow whipped up from the ground.
What is a blizzard?


  • It lasts 3 or more hours
  • Freezing temperatures
  • High wind speeds
It occurs in a cold wave that follows a cold front.

blizzards cost money

  • You have to pay for everything that is destroyed and damaged
  • Most of the time it cost a lot of money around a million dollars

how does the storm form?

  1. Cold air (below freezing) is needed to make snow
  2. Moisture is needed to form clouds and precipitation
  3. Warm, rising air is needed to form clouds and precipitation
  4. Then the blizzard happens


  • High winds
  • Freezing temperatures
  • snow/sleet
  • Snow is falling fast