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During the winter season, does it get cold where you live? If you live in the south, you may have never seen snow. If you live in the north, you may have received more than your fair share of snow. In order to make it snow it has to be cold outside. The reason the south does not get snow very often is that it does not get cold enough for snow to form.
Winter brings snow to many parts of the United States. Winter storms can be quite dangerous. If massive amounts of snow fall at one time, this is called a blizzard. All that snow can cause roads to become blocked. Sometimes it may be so bad outside that the power lines fall down.
The cold temperatures in winter can also be bad if you do not have warm weather during other times of the year. This is why it is so important to have the right clothing. During any type of cold weather, you need to keep warm, dry, and covered. This is especially true during a blizzard.
Many different elements occur during a blizzard. Some of the things you may have heard of and others you may not be sure what they are. In some storms, there is freezing rain. Freezing rain occurs when it rains and it is so cold outside that the rain freezes when it hits the ground.
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