A blizzard occurs when strong, cold wind and moisture come together to produce a large amount of snow over one or more days.

  • A blizzard warning was issued for the northeastern United States.
  • The blizzard is expected to last for more than two days.
  • It’s best to stay inside during a blizzard.


  • A strong blizzard can bury cars in snow, so travel is often restricted.

car covered by snow

  • When the blizzard is over, people use snow shovels and snow blowers to dig out their driveways and sidewalks.

snow shoveling

  • Schools cancel classes when there’s a blizzard. Children get a snow day. (snow day = no school due to excessive snow)

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January 27, 2015