blizzards without snow, are especially dangerous to man and beast.
Bad weather was experienced, frequent blizzards making the advance difficult.
The great altitude accounts for very severe winter cold, occasionally ro to 25° below zero F., accompanied by blizzards (tipi) sometimes fatal to travellers overtaken by them.
There are, however, during every winter from one to four severe blizzards, which inflict great damage upon unprotected flocks and herds.
The intense cold which usually accompanies these sudden northern blizzards of Herat and Turkestan is a further source of danger.