Between 10 and 12 February 2010 a Mediterranean low caused extreme snowfall in Styria and Carinthia, the south of Austria. This case study describes the synoptic situation and the further weather development during that time period. The comparison of the expected with the actual precipitation should show the accuracy of the forecast. On the basis of this case, an overview of the difficulties of precipitation forecast, especially for snowfall, is given.
Filed under Keywords:
Upper Level Low, Winter, Snow, Cyclogenesis, Aladin