Blizzard



Meteorology.

a storm with dry, driving snow, strong winds, and intense cold.
a heavy and prolonged snowstorm covering a wide area.

an inordinately large amount all at one time; avalanche:
a blizzard of Christmas cards.
to snow as a blizzard:
Looks as though it’s going to blizzard tonight.
Contemporary Examples

Paris Fashion Week Frenzy: Let’s Focus on Clothes Robin Givhan March 8, 2011
Dr. Scarpetta Heads to Psych Ward Daily Beast Promotions February 22, 2009
Ciao, Roma! Hello, Newark! James Atlas January 5, 2011
How Will the Tri-State Area Rebuild After Sandy? Megan McArdle November 18, 2012
The Art of the Snowflake Jaimie Etkin January 27, 2010

Historical Examples

Track’s End Hayden Carruth
The Daughter of a Magnate Frank H. Spearman
Over Prairie Trails Frederick Philip Grove
High Adventure James Norman Hall
The Mapleson Memoirs, vol II James H. Mapleson

noun
a strong bitterly cold wind accompanied by a widespread heavy snowfall
n.
blizzard
(blĭz’ərd)
A violent snowstorm with winds blowing at a minimum speed of 56 km (35 mi) per hour and visibility of less 400 m (0.25 mi) for three hours.

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