Case Study

Heavy snowfall Central Europe

10 March 2010

60 Minutes

Michael Tiefgraber

Heavy Snowfall in Central Europe

Published: 31 August 2010

An upper level cold core low depresses due to heavy cold air advection backside of the trough over the Iberian Peninsula. Heavy Snowfall in the Mediterranean area and in the following days in Austria and East Europe was the result of an intense cyclogenesis over the relatively warm Mediterranean Sea.

In addition to the heavy snowfall a very strong Bora established in the east Adriatic coast due to the great temperature and pressure gradient over the Dinaric coastal mountain. As a result of the very strong wind even some infrastructure was damaged in this area.

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Filed under Keywords:

Upper Level Low, Bora, Winter, Snow, Cyclogenesis, Aladin