Extreme Weather 2019

A massive "Atmospheric River" is set to dump nearly 10 feet, 3 metres of snow and nearly 2 months rain in 2 days on California
A massive "Atmospheric River" is set to dump nearly 10 feet, 3 metres of snow in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains and several inches of rain elsewhere in the state on Wednesday and Thursday, compounding the flood risk after earlier rainstorms blew through the state.
“The big one is rolling in late morning today, that’s for darn sure,” said meteorologist David Roth with the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland.
Police in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties ordered evacuations Tuesday from areas damaged by last year’s wildfires because of the risk heavy rain would trigger mud and debris flows on charred hillsides.
According to Reuters, significant road closures and travel delays were possible in the Los Angeles area given risks of flash flooding and rockslides, the NWS reported.

Germany and Austria send in the troops and tanks to rescue homeowners in Europe as monster snowstorm blanket's more than half of United States
Germany and Austria send in the troops and tanks to rescue homeowners from neck-deep snow in Germany and Austria as the whiteout looked to continue past the weekend.
Police say three German skiers have been killed in an avalanche in the Austrian Alps and a fourth is missing.
The bodies of the men, aged 57, 36 and 32, were recovered Saturday evening near Lech, a few hours after the wife of one of the skiers reported them missing.
Police in Vorarlberg, Austria's westernmost province, said Sunday they had to call off the search for another German, age 28, because of heavy snow and the risk of avalanches.

10 feet more, than 3 metres of snow, more than the whole January average and record lows with -9F (-23C) in sunny Greece leaves central Europe in chaos

Austria is expected to face 10 feet, more than 3 metres of snow in the next few days as fierce winter weather continues to strike central Europe this week.
Parts of Austria have already had more snow this month than they usually do in the whole of January, with more snow expected before the weekend.
The tourist season in the Alps has also been hit with more than 1,000 miles of ski slope and 450 ski lifts closed because of the weather.
The cold weather has blasted Greece where temperatures reached record lows with -9F (-23C) recorded in the city of Florina on Tuesday night.

Southern Greece known for its Mediterranean warmth gets snow in record cold spell with temperatures reaching -23 degrees C, -9 deg F
Athens awakened to blankets of snow on Tuesday thanks to a storm system penetrating the south Mediterranean.
Meteorologists have named the weather pattern causing the extreme weather conditions as "Telemachos" after the mythical son of Odysseus.
As temperatures plunged to -23 degrees C, -9 deg F, authorities closed schools and courthouses.
Transport was also brought to a standstill and power cuts were noted in many regions.
Social media was abuzz with photographs of snow covering some of the city's famed landmarks, such as the Acropolis, while children enjoyed the "snow day".

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