Problem

Snowstorms

Other Names:
Snow as a hazard
Nature:

A winter storm is an event in which varieties of precipitation are formed that only occur at low temperatures, such as snow or sleet, or a rainstorm where ground temperatures are low enough to allow ice to form (i.e. freezing rain). In temperate continental climates, these storms are not necessarily restricted to the winter season, but may occur in the late autumn and early spring as well. Very rarely, they may form in summer, though it would have to be an abnormally cold summer, such as the summer of 1816 in the Northeastern United States.

Broader Problems:
Storms
Seasonal fluctuations
Related Problems:
Decrease in ice cover
Reduced By:
Retreating snow lines
Values:
Hazard
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 13: Climate Action
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
19.11.2019 – 18:23 CET