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What's a Blizzard?

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     challenging words:    landscape, snowstorm, extreme, might, mass, meets, winds, kinds, bury, blizzard, land, strong, people, dangerous, flat, hour


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What's a Blizzard?
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     You might say that a blizzard is an extreme snowstorm. A blizzard may bring lots of snow. It may have very strong winds of thirty five miles per hour or more. It may bring very cold air. A blizzard blows so much snow that it makes it hard to see very far. Blizzards last for three hours or more. A blizzard happens when two kinds of air masses meet that have extreme differences. A very low pressure air mass meets a very high pressure air mass. Then extreme things happen! Blizzards can bury fences and cars under snow. It can be very dangerous to be outside in a blizzard. People can get lost in the blinding white landscape. They can get very cold. A ground blizzard may happen even when it is not snowing. When there is .....
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