Get Your Shovel, It's a Blizzard

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blizzard snow capitol building photo
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A blizzard is very much a weather event.

The official definition of a blizzard is a storm featuring wind gusts up to 35 miles per hour, blowing snow that limits visibility to a quarter mile or less, and a duration of at least three hours.

Anything less, and you simply have a snowstorm.

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