Sierra Nevada Blizzard: Threats and Power Cuts

California was hit by a powerful blizzard at the weekend that affected the Sierra Nevada mountain range. A blizzard is a combination of dry, powdery snow alongside strong winds; it can also contain lightning. Under its most intense bursts, the blizzard that struck California produced up to 152mm (6in) of snow an hour and 190mph (306km/h) gusts.

Warnings for extreme avalanches were put in place across the greater Tahoe region until that afternoon, and people were advised to remain indoors. Read More

News Credit: The Guardian

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