Ground blizzard refers to a weather condition where loose snow or ice on the ground is lifted and blown by strong winds. The primary difference between a ground blizzard and a regular blizzard is that in a ground blizzard no precipitation is produced at the time, but rather all the precipitation is already present in the form of snow or ice at the surface. A blizzard is a severe snowstorm characterized by strong sustained winds and lasting for a prolonged period. A ground blizzard is a weather condition where snow is not falling but loose snow on the ground is lifted and blown by strong winds. A winter storm is an event in which varieties of precipitation are formed that only occur at low temperatures, such as snow or sleet, or a rainstorm where ground temperatures are low enough to allow ice to form. 4K UHD 3840×2160.