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Blizzard Watch!

I love snow. A Blizzard Watch is now in effect for coastal areas of the NYC metro area, including New Haven, CT, where I live. Around a foot of snow is expected across much of the Northeast. Andy claims to have more later to really get you guys going.

But what is a blizzard?
From the Glossary of Meteorology:

The U.S. National Weather Service specifies a wind of 30 knots (35 miles per hour) or greater, sufficient snow in the air to reduce visibility to less than 400 m (0.25 miles). Earlier definitions also included a condition of low temperatures, on the order of −7°C (20°F) or lower, or −12°C (10°F) or lower (severe blizzard).

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