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Blizzards are caused through a confluence of cold-air, moisture and lift (which is necessary to raise the cold air and form it into clouds which produce precipitation) (Weather Almanac, 2004, p. 81). In the case of a blizzard warning, inhabitants can expect winds of over 35 mph, heavy accumulation of light, powdery snow and low visibility. These conditions make it difficult for individuals to get to and from work and school, which, in turn, makes it difficult for businesses to function, governments to deliver services and utility companies to deliver essential services (e.g. electricity, gas, etc.). The Blizzard of 1888; Importance of Topic The Great Blizzard of 1888 (which lasted from March 11 to March 14) hit the northeast U.S. with a snowfalls of over four feet, whiteouts and winds between 40 and 50 miles-per-hour.
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Today an increasing number are backcountry snowboarders and gasoline crazed snowmobilers (whyfiles.org). An Avalanche is defined as a "rapidly descending large mass of snow, ice, soil, rock or mixtures of these materials, sliding or falling in response to the force of gravity." All that is necessary for an avalanche is a mass of snow and a slope for it to slide down. Avalanches occur regularly on mountains around the world, and are harmless, unless someone happens to be in the way. They tend to run down the same pathways every year, and danger zones are usually well-known (infoplease.com).
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In spite of its perceived security this major Canadian city is unfortunately prone to some very serious dangers. It is home to very cold, lengthy winters, dreadful storms that lead to wet springs. Scientifically speaking “geohazards are any geological or hydrological process that poses a threat to people and/or their property” (Bilderback, 2013). Thus, the geological hazards that will be discussed in this paper are flooding, landslides, and severe weather including tornadoes and storms. Winnipeg follows settlement trends, and happens to be amidst two very large-scale rivers.
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