I live in Wisconsin, and I am waiting for the first blizzard of the year.
Good blizzards around here can have well-defined circulation, high winds, and/or thundersnow with them.
I know what needs to come in play for a powerful Wisconsin blizzard.
First I need the jet stream to take a route across the plains to the lakes.
Second, I need a strong, southernly wind from the Gulf.
Third, I need a low to come out of the rockies and develop into a strong cyclone in the planes.
Then, I need the Jet Stream to carry it Northwest and deliver it here.
And for some extra juice, the blizzard may feed off of moisture from the lakes.
When I get it I will post you about it.