First of all, let me go on record by stating that I was NOT wishing for a blizzard. Evidently, I was out-voted. As I write this (at around 6:35 PM CDT), we are being hit with some snow that I would characterize as “relentless.” As to the “blizzard” classification, let’s go to the authorities at Answers.com:
bliz·zard (blĭz‘ərd) n.
- A violent snowstorm with winds blowing at a minimum speed of 35 miles (56 kilometers) per hour and visibility of less than one-quarter mile (400 meters) for three hours.
- A very heavy snowstorm with high winds.
- A torrent; a superabundance: a blizzard of phone calls. [Read more…] about Be Careful What You Wish For.