What Is A ‘Snow Squall?’ Meteorologist Don Day Explains
Saturday Night. South East Wyoming. The wind suddenly kicked up forcing blinding snow across the region and closing down roads.
Just before it hit local's heard their phones squawk an alarm. Then a voice said, "Snow Squall Alert."
Many in the area asked, "What's a snow squall?"
Who else should we turn to other than Meteorologist Don Day of Day Weather? Glenn Woods, of 650AM KGAB Radio in Cheyenne had him on the air to explain. The audio above is that conversation.
Apparently, it's something new and we will be hearing that term a lot more in the coming months.
For the record - A snow squall (or snow squall) is a sudden, heavy snowfall, with strong gusty winds driving it. In the past, you may have called it a whiteout or blizzard. They are usually short-lived and fast moving.