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Winter Storms Are Different!

Roll your mouse over TRUE or FALSE below to find out which statements tell the real story about blizzards!

Blizzards form where there is high atmospheric pressure.


Blizzards only form outside the tropics.
A large blizzard usually produces less than an inch of snow!
The center of a blizzard is warmer than the surrounding air.
Blizzards are tropical storms.
A blizzard has fronts (zones of sharply changing temperature) unlike a tropical storm.
Thunderstorms happen during chilly winters.
A blizzard is a snowstorm.
A blizzard has very weak winds.
Blizzards happen where cold polar air and warm tropical air are brought together .