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Blizzard! Words to Learn on a Snow Day

March 14, 2017
Getting a little housebound while the snow piles up and the winds gust? Procrastinating on the next round of shoveling? Or maybe you're somewhere that's 70 degrees and sunny, and you're just imagining what a snow day is like. Wherever you are, whatever the weather, learn these words during a blizzard or any conditions.
blizzard
Some 50 million people along the Eastern Seaboard were under storm or blizzard warnings and watches.
brunt
The brunt of the storm will hit New York City from roughly 4 a.m. to 4 p.m.
arctic
The National Weather Service is predicting temperatures down to minus 5 degrees in the Tri-Cities Friday night, as arctic air moves into the region.
frigid
You could argue that in New Hampshire, with its frigid winters, a tunnel is a cozy way to travel between buildings.
gale
A gale warning and high surf, along with 21- to 27-foot swells, don’t bode well for razor clam digs set to begin Friday.
bluster
There will be times with blowing snow as blustery winds keep the wind chill values in the single digits all day.
accumulation
McMullen says accumulations of up to 2 inches are expected from Carrollton in west Georgia northeast to the mountains, with 3 to 4 inches possible in higher elevations.
visibility
TV footage of the resort showed bad weather conditions and poor visibility on the slopes.
polar
The polar vortex is not new at all.
gusty
The National Weather Service forecasts a high of 43 with gusty winds up to 18 mph.

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