types of winter storms

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Snow storms

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A SNOWSTORM IS WHEN PRECIPITATION FALLS AS SNOW. CLOUD PEAKS ARE COLD ENOUGH IN THE WINTER TO CREATE SNOWFLAKES, THEREFORE MOST WINTER PRECIPITATION IS SNOW.

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KINDS OF SNOW STORM • snow flurries • snow shower • snow squalls

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A snow flurry is a light snowstorm that results in little or no snow accumulation.

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SNOW FLURRIES

A snow shower is defined by an abrupt start and stop and quick intensity changes.

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SNOW SHOWER

A SNOW SQUALL IS A SHORT BUT HEAVY BLAST OF SNOW ACCOMPANIED BY HIGH WINDS.

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SNOW SQUALLS

Blizzards

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Blizzards are frightening winter storms that combine blowing snow and gusty winds, resulting in very poor visibility.

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Lake Effect Storms

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A LAKE-EFFECT SNOW FALLS WHEN A COLD AIR MASS TRAVELS OVER LARGE STRETCHES OF WARMER LAKE WATER UNDER COLDER ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURES.

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Ice Storms

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Freezing rain causes an ice storm. Though ice does not really fall from the sky, an ice storm is freezing rain.

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