How Do Blizzards Form? Blizzards can actually form in a few different ways. Sometimes they need 3 things to form. They’re cold air at the ground, lots of moisture, and lift. Then hot air rises on top of cold air. Sometimes cold fronts are the cause that started the blizzard. They cause strong winds and cold air to mix. The important thing you always need to form a blizzard is that snow must form first, but how does snow form? The water cycle is what causes snow. First, water must evaporate (which means water rises) or when water rises from a plant it’s called transpiration. Next, the water vapor rises higher and it gets colder and freezes. Last, it gets heavier and it starts to rain which is called precipitation. There are 4 types of precipitation: rain, hail, sleet (or frozen rain), and what you need to form a blizzard, snow.
What Are Some of the Worst and Famous Blizzards? They’re some blizzards that are famous, but some are the worst. For example: the School Children’s Blizzard in the 1800’s killed children walking to school! Some of the worst /famous blizzards are the White Hurricane, The School Children’s Blizzard itself, and the Appalachian Storm. Others are the Great Lakes, the Super Storm (Blizzard of 1993 or it’s nickname ... THE STORM OF THE CENTURY!), and finally the Blizzard of 1888. So ALWAYS be on the look out. Sometimes these blizzards can turn out to be severe and dangerous.