Two inches of snow is enough to create serious disruptions to traffic and school transport. Ice storms often coat many surfaces, such as trees, telephone lines and power lines. Fog is also known to occur during significant snowfall during rapid melting of snow during ice storms.
About Winter storm in brief
Snowstorms are storms where large amounts of snow fall. Two inches of snow is enough to create serious disruptions to traffic and school transport. A massive snowstorm with strong winds and other conditions meeting certain criteria is known as a blizzard. Large snowstorms could be quite dangerous: a 6-in snowstorm will make some unplowed roads impassable, and it is possible for automobiles to get stuck in the snow. Snowstorms exceeding 12-in especially in southern or generally warm climates will cave the roofs of some homes and cause the loss of electricity. Ice storms often coat many surfaces, such as trees, telephone lines and power lines, resulting in prolonged sub-freezing temperatures. Fog is also known to occur during significant snowfall during rapid melting of snow during ice storms. A sudden rise in temperature can result in the rapid rise in snowpack. This can create flooding issues if the snowpack has sufficient water content, and this can be significantly exacerbated by heavy rainfall and ice jams which may have formed on rivers during prolonged subfreezing temperatures.
The re-freeze of previously melted snow creates potholes in roadways and refreeze when water is melted and refrozen multiple times. The process is also accelerated when snow is melted, refrozen and ref frozen multiple times during a winter storm. The snowfall of 1947 exceeded 2 feet with drifts and snow piles from plowing that reached 12 feet and for months, temperatures did not rise high enough to melt the snow for months. The 1993 \”Superstorm\” manifested as ablizzard in most of the affected areas. The storm that hit the U.S. during 1888 and 1947 as well as the early and mid-1990s was known as the “Great Blizzard’s Blizzard” The storms are not necessarily restricted to the winter season, but may occur in the late autumn and early spring as well.