Other Names:
Snow as a hazard

A winter storm is an event in which varieties of precipitation are formed that only occur at freezing temperatures, such as snow, mixed snow and rain, or freezing rain—rain that encounters frozen surfaces. 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:
Seasonal fluctuations
Related Problems:
Decrease in ice cover
Reduced By:
Retreating snow lines
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