A blizzard is a severe snowstorm caused by strong sustained winds of at least 56 km/h (35 mph) and lasting for a prolonged period of time - typically three hours or more.
The word storm is definitely used a lot wider in English than in Dutch.
No wonder!Northern nations have developed much larger spectrum of "snow" lexicon - due to, apparently, their relevant allocation/habitat.
the broader connotation
Sneeuwjacht is snow
England's climate is roughly the same...
Wikipedia has a couple for your amusement: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sneeuw#Sneeuwval
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