What is a Blizzard?

Enclosed below is a paper in a PDF format that shows how the origin of the word 'blizzard' materialised and where and when the use of the word 'blizzard' was first used in a meteorological sense.

The paper then mentions how the definition is portrayed in many counties and what meteorological parameters make up the definition. The paper finalises with a new definition proposed by the author. The paper was published in 1997 in the Journal of Meteorology (see reference below).

Wild, R. (1997) Historical review on the origin and definition of the word blizzard. Journal of Meteorology, 22, 331-340


AbstractWhat is a Blizzard?
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Snowcast

Snow forecast for the period 11 to 17 December 2011 across the UK

11th - Scotland

12th - Scotland, N Ireland & N England

13th - Scotland, N Ireland & N England

14th - Scotland, N Ireland & N England

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