Snow squalls: What are they, how to stay safe

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It was chilly Wednesday with temperatures only in the 30s and 40s. Even though it was mainly dry, there were a few passing snow showers and even some snow squalls.

So what exactly are snow squalls? 

Snow squalls are usually accompanied by strong gusty winds and can reduce visibility, even causing whiteout conditions.

22News Meteorologist Nick Bannin said, “Snow squalls are basically the wintertime equivalent of thunderstorms in the summer. They’re very localized. These bursts of snow don’t last that long.”

They can make for dangerous driving on the roads. After a snow squall passes through it isn’t all that uncommon for the sun to come back out.

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