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Science of a Blizzard
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Science of a Blizzard

Blizzards aren't just a good excuse for a snow day. They are dangerous, extreme weather phenomenon. And they don't even require new snow fall!

Explore the differences between snow storms and blizzards. Discover how to stay safe during a blizzard. And check out photos of some of the most dramatic blizzards of recent history.

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Blizzards & Winter Weather Quiz

Blizzards & Winter Weather Quiz

Have you mastered the real story behind blizzards? Test your knowledge of these winter storms with this quiz. More...

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Web Weather for Kids
This Is What 7 Feet of Snow Looks Like: The Buffalo Blizzard in Photographs

This Is What 7 Feet of Snow Looks Like: The Buffalo Blizzard in Photographs

What do you picture when you hear the word blizzard? Snow as high as parking meters? People skiing to work? See what happens when the winds rise and the snow falls. More...

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All That Is Interesting
What Is a Blizzard?

What Is a Blizzard?

Cold air, moisture, and warm rising air are the necessary ingredients for a blizzard. Find out how they combine to form dangerous storms. More...

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LiveScience
Winter Storms Timeline

Winter Storms Timeline

Check out a storm that blew cows from one pasture to another, a winter that dumped more than 132 inches of snow on the Dakotas, and other history-making blizzards with this interactive timeline. More...

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Scholastic
Blizzard Safety

Blizzard Safety

Blizzards create dangerous conditions at home and on the road. Find out how to prepare for these winter storms. More...

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Windows to the Universe
Blizzard! Explained

Blizzard! Explained

Blizzards aren't mere snowstorms. Like hurricanes and tornadoes, they're extreme weather events. Discover the dangers scientists face as they study the mechanisms that move snow: creep, saltation, and suspension. More...

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Scientific American
Snow Traps

Snow Traps

Meet Erica David, a high school student that turned her love of snow into award-winning science fair projects. See how her work capturing the power of snow drifts is being used to fight drought. More...

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Science News for Students
Snow Truck 2

Snow Truck 2

What's it like to navigate icy roads and bridges during a storm? Pick a level — easy, normal, or insane — and watch out for giant icicles and avalanches! More...

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i6.com
The 10 Worst Blizzards in US History

The 10 Worst Blizzards in US History

Blizzards can create snowdrifts so large that they bury cars AND houses. Check out these 10 "truly monstrous blizzards." More...

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