Blizzards without snow, are especially dangerous to man and beast.
The intense cold which usually accompanies these sudden northern blizzards of Herat and Turkestan is a further source of danger.
The snows are generally light, and cattle may graze on the prairies during most of the winter; but there are occasional severe " blizzards," which are accompanied by intense cold and high winds.
There are, however, during every winter from one to four severe blizzards, which inflict great damage upon unprotected flocks and herds.
The great altitude accounts for very severe winter cold, occasionally ro to 25° below zero F., accompanied by blizzards (tipi) sometimes fatal to travellers overtaken by them.
The north-west blizzards which occur in winter and spring are the most noticeable feature, and their influence is clearly felt on the Indian frontier.
26 and for two days severe blizzards made it impossible to see the surroundings, but the course lay on a descending gradient.
Bad weather was experienced, frequent blizzards making the advance difficult.
At the main base in Adelie Land autumn sledging proved impossible, and throughout the winter there was a continuous succession of terrific blizzards, wind with an average velocity of 50 m.p.h.
Davis, after landing the relief party and taking off all the others, waited for the return of Mawson as long as he dared, having in view the necessity of relieving Wild's party in Queen Mary Land, and the fact that every anchor on the ship had been lost in the fight with blizzards in Commonwealth Bay.