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Northland Regional Ambulance District
Thursday, January 07 2016

Blizzards are dangerous winter storms that combine blowing snow and wind, resulting in very low visibility. While heavy snowfalls and severe cold often accompany blizzards, they are not required for a winter storm to be called a blizzard. Sometimes strong winds pick up snow that has already fallen, creating what’s known as a ground blizzard.

Officially, a blizzard is a storm that contains large amounts of snow OR blowing snow, with winds in excess of 35 mph and visibility of less than 1/4 mile for an extended period of time (at least three hours). When these conditions are expected, the National Weather Service will issue a Blizzard Warning.

Read more about Blizzards and other valuable winter weather information at the National Weather Service website.

Posted by: Scott Roy, Executive Director AT 08:00 am   |  Permalink   |  Email

    Northland Regional Ambulance District

    1000 Platte Falls Road, Platte City, MO 64079
    Phone: 816-858-4450   Fax: 816-858-4725
    Office Hours:  7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday