The winters in the northern United States get a large amount of precipitation such as snow fall.The whole year the precipitation is mostly clouds with snow. If the air is colder than 0 degrees Celsius most of the way to the ground, all the precipitation falls as snow. Heavy snowfalls can block most roads, trapping people in their homes and cars, and making it hard for emergency vehicles to move. The extreme cold damages crops and causes most water pipes to freeze and erupt.
The two snowiest cities in the United States are Buffalo and Rochester in upper New York. On average, nearly three meters of snow falls on these cities every winter. Why do these citie If you hear this announcement get to a safe place as fast as you cans get more snow than the rest? The answer is simple, each of these cities are by lakes. In the fall early winter these lakes cool much more rapidly than lakes. Although the water in these lakes is cold, it is still much warmer than the surrounding land and air. When the cold, dry air masses from central Canada moves south east across one of the Great Lakes, it picks up the water vapor and heat from the lake. Once the air masses reach the other side of the lake, the air rises and cools again. The water vapor soon condenses and falls as snow, it usually occurs 40 kilometers of the lake.
Can you imagine being caught in a snowstorm when the wind suddenly picks up/ The high winds can blow the falling snow sideways or pick up snow from the ground and suspend it in the air.This situation can be extremely dangerous because the blowing snow limits your vision and makes it easy to get lost. The strong winds cool a person's body rapidly causing hypothermia. If you are caught in a snowstorm, try to find as much shelter from the wind as possible. Try to cover exposed parts of your body and try to stay dry. If you are in a car, you should keep the genning running but only if the exhaust pipe is clear of snow.
This picture show a really bad snow storm that hit a city and made it hard for cars trains and buses to move.