purga

noun
pur·​ga | \ ˈpu̇(ə)rgə \
plural -s

Definition of purga

: an intense arctic snowstorm occurring usually in flat open country and characterized by severe cold and wind-driven snow

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History and Etymology for purga

Russian, from Karelian purgu snowstorm; akin to Finnish purku snowstorm

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“Purga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/purga. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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