Jump to content

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

cumulo

Incredibile Snow Amount In Bornholm ( Denmark )

Recommended Posts

This image is from St.Gottard Pass here in Switzerland, altitude 1700 Meter on 10 June 2010

4675923150_11d34e989c_b.jpg

and here same region but june 2009

4287805879_a600509036_o.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

here elevation only 1100 Meter, a terrible valley for the snow in southern switzerland - this foto is from february 2009, in the village 235 cm snow

sviz620po2.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

LOL Cumulo, that is serious snow :w00t:

Thanks for the pictures :clap:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Seventeen meters and life continues.

We get 2cm and the country comes to a stand still.

Hmmmm. If the UK had 'snow corridors' through high mountain routes vital to our economy, then I'm sure we too would have state-of-the-art systems to keep them clear.

Here is a

of the clearing operation through the Tateyama region of Japan in your picture.

Note:

i) that the road appears void of any traffic other than the blowers and ploughs which kinda points to the road being closed

ii) the snow that produced the drifts has stopped and the sun is out which I would suggest also indicates the raod was closed througout the storm

iii) the operation is a major effort and would take days to clear a route during which time the whole thing remains closed

iv) the only way to get supplies in and out before the road is reopened would be by helicopter or tracked vehicle

How long would you guess it would take to clear the road in

video?

Comparing our highly unpredictable snow events (and contingency) with the requirements for highly predictable high Alpine snow-storms and Japans subsequent contingency is, to be frank, ridiculous.

ffO.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Forget denmark, take a trip to yorkshire wolds :whistling:

post-6447-0-88039500-1294099985_thumb.jp

post-6447-0-71471400-1294100058_thumb.jp

post-6447-0-07198500-1294100140_thumb.jp

post-6447-0-33584800-1294100106_thumb.jp

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Amazing video's from Denmark. Especially considering thats its low level.

Its many years since the UK had widespread heavy snow combined with strong winds.

Blizzards are so rare in the UK.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Amazing video's from Denmark. Especially considering thats its low level.

Its many years since the UK had widespread heavy snow combined with strong winds.

Blizzards are so rare in the UK.

Nah mate, the Daily Mail has a blizzard every day!:rofl:

Amazing Snowfall Amounts, and we have smaller Snow Corridors (Snow Belts) in the UK:

Inverness area, from the NE, down the Moray Firth

Perth area, from the ENE/E, down the Tay Firth

Fife/Edinburgh/Central Belt (snow belt), from the ENE/E, down the Forth Firth

Tyne+Wear area, from the ENE/E, down the Tyne & Wear rivers

Middlesbrough area, from the NE, down the River Tees

Hull/N Lincolnshire area, from the E/ESE, down the River Humber

Kings Lynn area, from the NE, down the Wash

London area, from the ENE/E, down the Thames

Plenty more, that exceed totals than the other areas around them because of the water influence, the fact that the North Sea usually carries convection usually helps totals along.

Of course falls are nowhere near the size of ones near the Sea of Japan, the Baltic Sea, and the Great Lakes, as there is usually way more in-stability there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Those photos are from here in southern switzerland ( near Lugano ) in january 2006, one of the most important snowfall in the last 15 years, in 36 hours at low level ( that mean 200 - 300 Meter ) from 90 to 105 cm ( about 40 inches ). Otherwise average amount snow in the winter is about 75 cm at low level and average precipitation every year 1800 - 2000 mm.

dsc063050zd.jpg

dsc06310xu7.jpg

dsc06316yy2.jpg

dsc06313co6.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I haven't got nice photos but I have found and article that states a snowfall of 1 meter the Christmas of 1926 in my city , almost sea level. That is unthinkable in these winters.

The article:

LA GRAN NEVADA DE 1926 EN LA FACHADA MEDITERRÃNEA PENINSULAR

La nevada de los días 25, 26 y 27 de diciembre de 1926 en muchos puntos del levante español la podemos considerar como uno de los fenómenos meteorológicos más recordados del siglo XX, y no faltan motivos para ello. Según las referencias periodísticas, la nieve cayó con una intensidad poco habitual en numerosas localidades del este y sur de España, incluso en ciudades y pueblos costeros como Cartagena, Almería, Málaga, Torrevieja, Alicante o Sanlúcar de Barrameda, nada acostumbrados a este fenómeno meteorológico. En áreas interiores más elevadas del Levante español, donde este meteoro es algo más común, como la denominada Montaña de Alicante, la nevada alcanzó un volumen inusitado y tuvo unas repercusiones importantes para la vida cotidiana. La nevada precipitó en puntos de la península más habituados a este tipo de temporales de frío y nieve, como la meseta o la fachada cantábrica, pero curiosamente en esta ocasión la nieve no alcanzó los niveles de las regiones del litoral mediterráneo. En estas últimas se registraron consecuencias catastróficas en muchas localidades. A la presencia de un fuerte temporal de levante acompañado de lluvias de elevada intensidad horaria, rasgos propios del clima mediterráneo peninsular, se unió durante estas fechas el hecho de que dichas precipitaciones se produjeran en forma de nieve.

Desde el día 23 de diciembre una expansión de aire polar continental sitúa una vaguada de evolución retrógrada sobre el Mediterráneo Occidental y Península Ibérica, con depresión fría en su seno que se ubica sobre el sudoeste peninsular los días 24 a 27 de diciembre. Por encima de esta vaguada la circulación atmosférica coloca una dorsal anticiclónica que señorea el espacio sinóptico europeo, cuyo núcleo –1.040 mb- se sitúa sobre las Islas Británicas a lo largo de dichas jornadas. Precipitaciones de agua y nieve y bajas temperaturas nocturnas son generales, los días 26 y 27, en toda España. El Boletín meteorológico del día 27 de diciembre anuncia que “la península Ibérica y el Mediterráneo occidental se hallan bajo el efecto de una perturbación atmosférica que produce nevadas en Españaâ€. La entrada de vientos de levante es constante en toda la fachada mediterránea española, hecho que fue reflejado con profusión por la prensa.

Aunque se menciona reiteradamente el dato de que la nevada fue general en toda la península ibérica y especialmente en toda la vertiente mediterránea, ésta fue especialmente intensa, según la prensa, en el sudeste, especialmente en las provincias de Alicante, Murcia y Almería. Descuellan las cifras alcanzadas en las ciudades de Alcoy y Murcia –más de un metro de espesor y 2,10 en algunas de las sierras cercanas al municipio alicantino- acumuladas en 36 horas. Son significativos por lo inusual del fenómeno los espesores alcanzados en Alicante (25 cm.), Orihuela (40 cm.) y Sax (50 cm.). No se dan cifras precisas pero la prensa de la época cita la presencia de abundante nieve en calles y campos en Játiva, Onteniente, Villena, Caudete, Torrevieja o Elche. En otros puntos del litoral valenciano (Valencia, Castellón, Burriana, Alboraya o Peñíscola) y del archipiélago balear se habla más de la intensidad de la lluvia y de la violencia del temporal de viento, aunque no faltan referencias a la abundante nieve en poblaciones del interior levantino, destacando los 50 cm. de espesor alcanzados en el municipio castellonense de Benasal. Como datos de temperatura extremos se pueden mencionar los –7ºC de Alcoy o el grado bajo cero de Valencia. En Barcelona se registra una mínima de 2ºC y se destacan chubascos especialmente intensos de lluvia y nieve en Tarragona y Gerona. En la mañana del día 27 de diciembre Unión Radio Madrid transmite la noticia del fuerte temporal en toda la península, aunque se mencionan pocos datos precisos referidos a espesores, del intenso frío padecido en la capital de España (-9ºC), y se señala que la nevada se prolonga ya dos días en Segovia donde se registran temperaturas de –13ºC; asimismo se indica el dato ciertamente espectacular de que la nevada se prolonga ya dos días en Sanlúcar de Barrameda, alertando del espesor alcanzado que llega a hundir varias buhardillas. Este es el punto más meridional de la Península Ibérica donde hay referencias de la abundante nieve, dato por lo demás enteramente creíble si lo contrastamos con las temperaturas registradas en Huelva (-1ºC) y en Algeciras (1ºC). En el Cantábrico Oriental los espesores de nieve en San Sebastián y Bilbao oscilan entre los 30 y los 40 cm., altura destacable en estos municipios litorales. En Vitoria, localidad más acostumbrada al fenómeno, las acumulaciones de nieve son similares, de ahí que no se considerase una gran nevada. Las temperaturas registradas en las capitales vascas oscilaron entre los –7ºC de San Sebastián y los –3ºC de Vitoria. Otras temperaturas mínimas destacables a nivel peninsular son los –14ºC de Ãvila o los –9ºC de Logroño, o el 1ºC de Santiago de Compostela o Almería.

A consecuencia de la abundante nieve caída las comunicaciones del área mediterránea, resultaron muy afectadas, tanto por mar, a causa del temporal de levante que destruyó gran cantidad de instalaciones portuarias y embarcaciones, como por tierra, a causa del enorme espesor de nieve. Se interrumpieron las comunicaciones con la meseta y quedaron aislados numerosos pueblos interiores durante varios días. Las noticias sobre descarrilamientos de trenes, el bloqueo de las carreteras, la interrupción de los servicios postales, telegráficos, telefónicos y eléctricos a causa del temporal de nieve son abundantes en la prensa de esos días. La “gran nevada†provocó problemas de abastecimiento que dispararon los precios de alimentos de primera necesidad en algunos puntos especialmente afectados por la incomunicación como Alcoy o Murcia. El frío, la nieve y las inundaciones ocasionaron también graves problemas en campos de cultivo, especialmente en áreas litorales. No podemos dejar de citar las repercusiones especialmente graves en viviendas e instalaciones industriales en aquellos puntos donde los espesores de nieve se acercaron o sobrepasaron el metro de espesor. En Murcia la cantidad de nieve acumulada provocó el hundimiento de las techumbres de numerosas viviendas, con lo que mucha gente se quedó sin cobijo. La ciudad de Alcoy y los pueblos de su comarca sufrieron una gran ruina económica a causa de la destrucción de muchas industrias, ampliamente reflejada por la prensa local. Aunque la valoración económica de los daños producidos por el temporal en las regiones más afectadas es difícil de realizar, sobre todo en esta época, puede resultar indicativa a guisa de aproximación la siguiente referencia aparecida en La Gaceta de Levante, Diario Independiente de Alcoy, el 26 de enero de 1927: “Con destino a los damnificados por los últimos temporales se han distribuido las cantidades siguientes: Gobernador Civil de Murcia, 25.000 pesetas, Id de Alicante, 15.000, Id de Valencia 10.000...El total general de las cantidades distribuidas por todos conceptos, asciende a 700.750 pesetas.â€

La nevada de las navidades de 1926 es, junto a los sucesos de febrero de 1956, navidad de 1970 y enero de 1985, uno de los episodios de frío más importantes entre los padecidos en tierras ibéricas a lo largo del siglo XX.

Translation (from google):

THE GREAT SNOWFALL OF 1926 IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AREA

The snowfall of 25, 26 and December 27, 1926 in many parts of the Spanish east we can consider as one of the most memorable weather events of the twentieth century, and not with good reason. According to journalistic references, snow fell with an intensity rare in many localities in eastern and southern Spain, even in coastal towns and cities such as Cartagena, Almeria, Malaga, Torrevieja, Alicante or Sanlucar de Barrameda, nothing used to this weather phenomenon . Higher inland areas of the Spanish Levant, where the meteor is more common, as the so-called Mountain of Alicante, the snowfall reached an unprecedented volume and had a significant impact on everyday life. The snow rushed in parts of the peninsula used to this type of temporary cold and snow, as the plateau or wall Cantabrian, but surprisingly this time the snow did not reach the levels of the Mediterranean coastal regions. The latter were recorded catastrophic consequences in many localities. In the presence of a strong easterly storm accompanied by high intensity rainfall time, distinct Mediterranean climate of the peninsula, joined during this time that such precipitation occur as snow.

Since December 23, an expansion of continental polar air lies a trough of retrograde evolution of the Western Mediterranean and Iberian Peninsula, cold low within it that is located on the southwest peninsula from 24 to 27 December. Above this trough atmospheric circulation places a anticyclonic ridge that dominates the European space summary, the core 1040 mb, is located on the British Isles along those days. Precipitation of rain and snow and low temperatures at night are generally 26 to 27, in Spain. Weather Bulletin of December 27 announced that "the Iberian Peninsula and the western Mediterranean are under the effect of an atmospheric disturbance that produces snowfall in Spain." Input is constant easterly winds throughout the Spanish Mediterranean coast, a fact which was reflected in profusion in the press.

Although it is mentioned repeatedly by the fact that the snow was general all over the Iberian Peninsula and especially throughout the Mediterranean area, it was particularly intense, according to the press, in the southeast, especially in the provinces of Alicante, Murcia and Almeria. Excel the figures achieved in the towns of Alcoy and Murcia, more than a meter thick and 2.10 in some of the hills near the town the "accumulated in 36 hours. Are significant for the unusual phenomenon of thicknesses achieved in Alicante (25 cm.) Orihuela (40 cm.) And Sax (50 cm.). Not give precise figures but the press at the time cited the presence of abundant snow in streets and fields in Xativa, Ontinyent, Villena, Caudete, Torrevieja and Elche. In other parts of the coast of Valencia (Valencia, Castellón, Burriana, Alboraya or Peñíscola) and the Balearic Islands is more talk about the intensity of the rain and wind storm of violence, although there are references to the abundant snow in populations Levantine interior, highlighting the 50 cm. thickness achieved in the Castellon town Benasal. As extreme temperature data can be mentioned Alcoy -7 º C or below zero degree of Valencia. In Barcelona there is a minimum of 2 º C and highlights particularly intense rain showers and snow in Tarragona and Gerona. On the morning of December 27, Union Radio Madrid spread the news of the heavy storm on the peninsula, although they are few accurate data related to thickness, the intense cold experienced in the capital of Spain (-9 º C), and notes that the snow has already lasted two days in Segovia where temperatures of -13 º C, also shows the data truly spectacular snow that lasts for two days in Sanlucar de Barrameda, alerting the thickness reached that comes to sink several dormers. This is the southernmost point of the Iberian Peninsula where there are references to the abundant snow, otherwise data entirely plausible if we contrast it with the temperatures in Huelva (-1 º C) and Algeciras (1 º C). In Eastern Cantabria thickness of snow in San Sebastian and Bilbao between 30 and 40 cm., Height remarkable in these coastal municipalities. In Vitoria, a town more accustomed to the phenomenon, accumulations of snow are similar, hence not considered a big snowfall. The temperatures recorded in the Basque capital ranged between -7 º C of San Sebastian and Vitoria -3 ° C. Other notable minimum temperatures are at Peninsula de Avila -14 º C or -9 ° C Logroño, or 1 º C of Santiago de Compostela or Almeria.

As a result of abundant snowfall communications in the Mediterranean area, were hard hit, both by sea, because of the easterly storm which destroyed a large number of port facilities and vessels, and by land, because of the enormous depth of snow. Communications were interrupted with the plateau and cut off many people indoors for several days. News of train wrecks, blocking roads, the interruption of postal, telegraph, telephone and electric because of the snowstorm are abundant in the press of those days. The "big snow" supply problems caused prices soared staple food in some areas particularly affected by the confinement as Alcoy and Murcia. The cold, snow and flooding also caused serious problems in crop fields, especially in coastal areas. We can not fail to mention the particularly severe impact on housing and industrial facilities in those places where snow depths are approached or exceeded a meter thick. In Murcia the amount of snow caused the collapse of the roofs of many houses, so many people were left without shelter. The city of Alcoy and the people of his region suffered a great financial ruin because of the destruction of many industries, largely reflected in the local press. Although the economic valuation of damage from the storm in the worst affected regions is difficult to make, especially at this time may be indicative approach by way of reference the following appeared in La Gaceta de Levante, Alcoy Independent Journal, the January 26, 1927, "Dispatched to the victims of recent storms have distributed the following quantities: Civil Governor of Murcia, 25.000 pesetas, ID Alicante, 15000, 10000 Valencia ID ... The grand total amounts distributed in every respect, amounts to 700,750 pesetas.

The snow of Christmas 1926, along with the events of February 1956 Christmas 1970 and January 1985, one of the major cold episodes between the Iberian lands endured throughout the twentieth century.

aitana+nevada-1926.jpg

nevada_26011926.jpg

nievegordahj8.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For this region of Spain surely a very important event. perhaps every 100 years. Ok here in southern switzerland obvously not frequent 1 meter snow at low level but every winter at least 5 snowfalls of 15 - 25 cm, in the last november week we had 4 snowfall in 10 days and the total amount at low level was 47 cm. This photo I took it on 28 November in Lugano, total snowfall 21 cm in a day.

Lugano center, near lake

2671.jpg

in the evening...same event

4204578780_7b195f2360_b.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know this is supposed to be incredible snow amounts but any snow in las vegas is incredible!

Check these out:

Luxor

ff50947b-d7f5-447c-bddc-03d26a5819ee.jpg

just out side of Las Vegas

vegas-snow-lharlowe-twitpic.jpg

vegas-snow-DebbieOddo-twitpic.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Temperatures into heatwave territory and no rain

    Some parts of the UK could qualify for heatwave conditions later this week and it's not the usual suspects. No rain as water levels decline and how are the evening skies for LanuchAmerica viewing? Watch the video here

    Netweather forecasts
    Netweather forecasts
    Latest weather updates from Netweather

    High pressure in the driving seat until at least the end of May

    High pressure continues to dominate our weather until at least early next week, with most staying dry and fine. The warm conditions will spread north, and the highest temperatures will transfer to the west as the high moves east and eventually over Scandinavia. Read the full update here

    Netweather forecasts
    Netweather forecasts
    Latest weather updates from Netweather
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...