Winter Weather Terminology
All winter long the National Weather Service posts watches and warnings or advisories for Winter Storms or Blizzards. Do you know the difference?
To be classified as a Winter Storm, our area must be forecasted to receive at least 7 inches of snow in a 12 hour period or 9 inches in 24 hours.
A Blizzard combines wind and decreased visibility due to blowing snow. For a blizzard warning to be in effect, the storm must produce sustained 35 mph winds and visibilities of less than1/4 of a mile.
Get a full rundown of winter weather terms from the National Weather Service, here.