blowing snow


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blowing snow

[¦blō·iŋ ¦snō]
(meteorology)
Snow lifted from the surface of the earth by the wind to a height of 6 feet (1.8 meters) or more (higher than drifting snow) and blown about in such quantities that horizontal visibility is restricted.
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The aircraft itself may produce its own blowing snow phenomenon.
Be careful -- distances are distorted by blowing snow.
Since a person is blowing snow, and dirt is not a problem, all that was necessary was some way to keep the snow out.
The NWS defines it as "a severe snowstorm characterized by strong winds causing blowing snow that results in low visibilities.
A number of people were evacuated during the standoff -- some wrapped in blankets in the blowing snow -- to a nearby Veterans Administration clinic.
At one point in the round, a freak snowstorm hit us and it started to get very cold, windy and, of course blowing snow.
Living snow fences disrupt wind patterns, causing blowing snow to be deposited in designated areas around the fence and away from the road.
Even the security guards, outside in the bitter cold and blowing snow, were patient and kind helping audience members cross the slippery roads and sidewalks leading to the theater doors.
This year we've put a snowmaking pipe on it and we're doing the final hookups now and we'll be blowing snow on it this winter as well as grooming it.
Bullough's and Rea's results show that the light reflected by blowing snow when driving at night is least distracting when the color is red and that sensitivity to conditions like the simulated snowstorm may be influenced by rod photoreceptors in drivers' eyes, which are more sensitive to blue light and less sensitive to red light.
I was interested in seeing how a leaf blower would do blowing snow," he said.