And please keep at least one hand on the wheel since we're driving in a blizzard.
As the blizzard of 2014 moves out to sea, it's left a wake of wintery woe behind.
After the blizzard of 1888, government commanded that utilities in Manhattan be put under ground.
"strong, sustained snowstorm," 1859, origin obscure (perhaps somehow connected with blaze (n.1)); it came into general use in the U.S. in this sense the hard winter 1880-81. OED says it probably is "more or less onomatopœic," and adds "there is nothing to indicate a French origin." Before that it typically meant "violent blow," also "hail of gunfire" in American English from 1829, and blizz "violent rainstorm" is attested from 1770. The winter storm sense perhaps is originally a colloquial figurative use in the Upper Midwest of the U.S.