Major winter storm battering parts of Italy, Austria and Slovenia described as ‘beyond exceptional’

Talking about 10 feet of snow in 48 hrs. “A*particularly dangerous situation* is expected to develop across the Alps on Sunday, December 6th.
An extreme amount of rain and snow is expected, with local rainfall sums reaching 500+ mm.

More than 300 cm (more than 10 ft) of fresh snow seems increasingly likely above 1800 m elevation over these areas!

The major winter storm battering NE Italy, parts of Southern Austria and NW Slovenia is described as ‘beyond exceptional’ by http://www.severe-weather.eu

See: https://www.severe-weather.eu/mcd/winter-snowstorm-forecast-alps-europe-mk/

The levels of snowfall are certainly very high even in relatively low level towns and they are talking about 10 feet of snow in 48 hrs above 1800m (which in that part of the world is well up onto the mountains).

A combination of excessive rainfall, snow melting, and snowfall at higher altitudes could lead to damaging flooding and avalanches in the region!

Latest on the major winter storm forecast over the Alps: Extreme rain and snowstorm with severe flooding and avalanches expected on Sunday

Thanks to Rhys Jaggar for these links

“Nothing to do with ‘global warming’,” says Rhys. “It is just a classic case of cold arctic air passing southward over Western Europe from the UK to Spain and Portugal, a split low pressure zone in that area causing the warm Mediterranean to add a lot of moisture to the storms and then that air doubling back up northwards to hit the Eastern Alps with ferocity.”

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December 6, 2020 at 03:33PM

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