What is a Blizzard?

Enclosed below is a paper in a PDF format that shows how the origin of the word 'blizzard' materialised and where and when the use of the word 'blizzard' was first used in a meteorological sense.

The paper then mentions how the definition is portrayed in many counties and what meteorological parameters make up the definition. The paper finalises with a new definition proposed by the author. The paper was published in 1997 in the Journal of Meteorology (see reference below).

Wild, R. (1997) Historical review on the origin and definition of the word blizzard. Journal of Meteorology, 22, 331-340

AbstractWhat is a Blizzard?
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Snow forecast for the period 14 - 20 January 2018 across the UK

14th - Central and Northern Scotland

15th - N Ireland, western, northern and central Scotland

16th - Many areas of the UK

17th - Many areas of the UK

18th - Many areas of the UK

19th - Western and central Scotland

20th - Western and central Scotland