Whiteout (weather)
Whiteout is a weather condition in which visibility and contrast are severely reduced by snow or sand. The horizon disappears completely and there are no reference points at all, leaving the individual with a distorted orientation. Whiteout has been defined as: A condition of diffuse light when no shadows are cast, due to a continuous white cloud layer appearing to merge with the white snow surface. No surface irregularities of the snow are visible, but a dark object may be clearly seen. There is no visible horizon.
A whiteout may be due simply to extremely heavy snowfall rates as seen in lake effect conditions, or to other factors such as diffuse lighting from overcast clouds, mist or fog, or a background of snow. People can be lost in their own front yards during a true whiteout, when the door is only 10 feet (3 meters) away, and they would have to feel their way back. Motorists have to stop their cars where they are, as the road is impossible to see. Normal snowfalls and blizzards, where snow is falling at 1 or 2 inches per hour (2.5 or 5.1 cm/h), or where the relief visibility is not clear yet having a clear field of view for over 30 feet (9 meters), are often incorrectly called whiteouts.

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Whiteout (weather) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Whiteout is a weather condition in which visibility and contrast are severely reduced by snow or sand. The horizon disappears completely and there are no ...
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Whiteout - Definition and More from the Free Merriam ...
Full Definition of WHITEOUT : a surface weather condition in a snow-covered area (as a polar region) in which no object casts a shadow, the horizon cannot ...
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What is a Whiteout? - Weather Glossary - AccuWeather.com
"Whiteout" is a word that you may hear in a winter forecast. It occurs when snow ( or even sand) reduces visibility to next to zero. When the ground is covered in a ...
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What's a Whiteout? - AccuWeather.com
AccuWeather provides professional weather videos including this video - Feb 21, 2012; 5:00 AM ET Snow ... Learn more about whiteouts and how to drive in them.
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whiteout - definition of whiteout by The Free Dictionary
a. A weather condition in which heavy windblown or falling snow reduces visibility almost to zero. b. A polar weather condition caused by a heavy cloud cover ...
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Whiteout | Define Whiteout at Dictionary.com
Meteorology. a condition, found in polar regions, in which uniform illumination from snow on the ground and from a low cloud layer makes features of the ...
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This Is What a Whiteout Looks Like and It's Scary - weather.com
Jan 8, 2015 ... While this video was shot on what appears to be a two-lane road, this is the same county where whiteout conditions were blamed for a deadly ...
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Winter Storm Neptune Causes Whiteout Conditions in Columbus, Ohio
Winter Storm Neptune Causes Whiteout Conditions in Columbus, Ohio. weather. com. Posted: Feb 14 2015 03:16 PM EST Updated: Feb 14 2015 03:16 PM EST.
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Winter Storm Neptune Update: 6 Dead in Icy Crashes - weather.com
Feb 16, 2015 ... The latest breaking storm reports, analysis, photos and video on Winter Storm Neptune.
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Midwest Crashes Kill 4 After Winter Storm Neptune Coats Roadways ...
Feb 15, 2015 ... Sheriff's deputies reported whiteout conditions at the time of the crash ... Harbor to Granite Island, according to the National Weather Service.
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Whiteout (weather) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Whiteout is a weather condition in which visibility and contrast are severely reduced by snow or sand. The horizon disappears completely and there are no ...
WHITEOUT? Triangle braces for half foot of snow | The Herald-Sun
Feb 25, 2015 ... Duke University and Duke University Health System announced they will operate under a severe weather policy from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday ...
What is a Whiteout? - Weather Glossary - AccuWeather.com
"Whiteout" is a word that you may hear in a winter forecast. It occurs when snow ( or even sand) reduces visibility to next to zero. When the ground is covered in a ...
Whiteout? See the Last Time All 50 States Had Snow : Discovery ...
Feb 17, 2015 ... 12, chilly weather combined with a storm system coming across the Gulf of ... a graduate student at the University of Oklahoma at the time who ...
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RECENT WIND GUST UP TO 30 MPH ON THE UNIVERSITY WEATHER ... BLOWING AND DRIFTING AND WHITE OUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES HAVE BEEN ...
Whiteout conditions blamed for multicar pileups - Indianapolis Star
Feb 14, 2015 ... The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for seven ... Whiteout conditions were being blamed by State Police for several of the ...
Whiteout conditions reported 40 miles east of downtown Chicago ...
Whiteout conditions reported 40 miles east of downtown Chicago. by Mike Hamernik on 01|07|15 at 11AM. Heavy lake effect snow squalls are combining with ...
Snow way! U.S. 'hammered' by freak freeze, whiteout - USA Today
Nov 19, 2014 ... Plummeting temperatures and lake-effect snow brought weather ... below- average, frigid temperatures, according to the University of Maine.
whiteout - definition of whiteout by The Free Dictionary
Information about whiteout in the free online English dictionary and encyclopedia . ... A polar weather condition caused by a heavy cloud cover over the snow, in which the light coming from above ... 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Update: 16 miles of I-90 west shut down in whiteout, tandem trailers ...
Feb 23, 2015 ... The area west of Rome is still experiencing severe weather ... down due to a whiteout and several crashes between Canastota and Syracuse.
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Whiteout: Poems
George Murray, 2012
Whiteout: calques and towers, twin polar storms, falling, burning. Whiteout: "a book of white nothing." George Murray's sixth collection has been a decade in the making.
White-Out: Blizzards
Claire Watts, 2004
This book explains what it is like to live through a blizzard and discusses what causes blizzards and what you can do to stay safe if you are ever caught in one.
Whiteout
Ronnie Dauber, 2012
“Sarah, there are more storms here than we're used to and whiteouts will happen in those storms, but the weather is calling for sunny skies, not storms, so we're going to be okay. Besides that, Holly and Ryan have skied here lots of times and  ...
United States IGY Bibliography, 1953-1960: An Annotated ...
Library of Congress. Science and Technology Division, 1963
This phenomenon has also been described as "milky weather," "white darkness" and "whiteout. " A mathematical model is used here in an attempt to define the phenomenon as a function of luminance, uniformity of which decreases with ...
Camping & Wilderness Survival: The Ultimate Outdoors Book
Paul Tawrell, 2006
The iceberg in the background nearly fades into a mild whiteout. Arctic & Subarctic Phenomena 77>e exfreme weather conditions in arctic and subarctic regions are dramatic and can severely impact on visual observation and mobility. Specific ...
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Winter Storm Neptune Update: 6 Dead in Icy Crashes - weather.com
The latest breaking storm reports, analysis, photos and video on Winter Storm Neptune.
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Wind, white-out conditions cause fatal crashes | The Columbus Dispatch
Snow squalls stole visibility and whipping winds polished the pavement into ice yesterday afternoon as a line of storms raced through central Ohio, catching drivers unaware and proving deadly on one stretch of I-70 in Madison County.
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PHOTOS: Storm Slams Boston, Northeast with Snow, Thundersnow and Whiteout Conditions - Stormblog Weather Blog
Stormblog, PHOTOS: Collection of snow-filled pictures from along the East Coast as a powerful Nor'Easter pummels the region with snow and high winds.
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Blowing Snow makes White Out Conditions | Chicago Weather Center: Skilling's Forecast and Chicago Severe Weather Alerts
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Mike Rass, moma: Today’s weather forecast: whiteout...
moma: “Today’s weather forecast: whiteout conditions. [Kazimir Malevich. Suprematist Composition: White on White. 1918] ”
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Whiteout (weather) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Whiteout | Define Whiteout at Dictionary.com
Whiteout definition, a condition, found in polar regions, in which uniform illumination from snow on the ground and from a low cloud layer makes features of the landscape indistinguishable. See more.
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Whiteout conditions cause deadly pileups in Indiana, Ohio, traffic snarls in Michigan - Chicago Tribune
Blowing snow fueled by wind gusts of more than 40 mph caused whiteout conditions across Indiana on Saturday, causing pileups including one that killed a child and forcing the closure of highways in the north and east.
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Today’s weather forecast: whiteout conditions. ... | The Museum of Modern Art
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Morning forecast: 1-3" of snow in metro; white-out west | Star Tribune
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