What is the difference between a snow squall and a blizzard?

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asked Dec 3 in Weather by BatCrazedJoker (200 points)
What is the difference between a snow squall and a blizzard?

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answered Dec 4 by AffinityWag (920 points)
In weather a blizzard and a squall are almost the same thing and means intense snow.

When a squall is happening it's basically the same as a blizzard but is more localized and in certain times and locations and may or may not be a significant amount of snow.

A blizzard is a a snow storm with sustained winds or frequent gusts that are greater than or equal to 56 km/h (35 mph) with blowing or drifting snow which reduces visibility to 400 m or 0.25 mi or less and will last for a prolonged period of time which is typically three hours or more.

The snow squall in weather is also a sudden moderately heavy snowfall and heavy and strong, gusty surface winds.

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