The arrival of an expected peak of Winter 2021/2022 in Central Europe /https://mkweather.com/the-last-peak-of-winter-2021-2022-between-18-31-january-central-europe-is-preparing-for-extreme-frosts-from-20c-to-30c-is-in-wider-estimate-possible// in the last hours and days was quite dramatic, with a powerful cold front bringing windstorms, with January T-storms and snowstorms.
In many Central-European countries – especially for mountainous regions, lowlands, and coasts, red warnings before a windstorm were early this week valid.
In Sniezka, on border Poland with Cezchia (around 1600 MASL), 195 km/h winds were observed, but strong, 3-digits winds hit many populated regions, too, including metropolitan areas.
In Petrobaltic Beta, on the coast of Poland, 130 km/h winds were observed and in lowlands in Poland wind gusts reached locally up to approximately 130 km/h, too.
In Poprad, Slovakia (the city under the highest peaks of the Carpathians), 105 km/h wind gusts were measured.
Vienna, Austria, reported 101 km/h, while in the Alps, wind gusts were reaching around 200 km/h, locally.
Severe windstorm caused many material damages on properties, including fallen trees, power outages, in Slovakia even flying object hit the car during its drive on a highway.
The cold front was accompanied by unseasonable manifestations such as T-storms with lighting activity or snowing combined with severe winds, near very low windchill (real feel temperatures).
After a movement of the frontal boundary southward, above Balkan and eastward, above Eastern Europe, very, later extremely cold Arctic air will flood all Central Europe, later Balkan, Italy, Eastern Europe, Turkey, and the northern Middle East /https://mkweather.com/the-last-peak-of-winter-2021-2022-between-18-31-january-central-europe-is-preparing-for-extreme-frosts-from-20c-to-30c-is-in-wider-estimate-possible/; https://mkweather.com/30c-and-05-meters-of-snow-in-parts-of-ukraine-eastern-europe-still-expects-a-peak-of-winter-2021-2022-with-a-preliminary-possibility-around-31-january-2022/; https://mkweather.com/90906/; https://mkweather.com/snow-calamity-in-turkey-1-2-of-syria-and-most-of-lebanon-15c-with-snowfall-turkey-35c-and-the-northern-middle-east-with-a-peak-of-winter-2021-2022-ahead//, with expected strongest frosts of the season in many regions.
February and March 2022 are still predicted to be calmer (gradually NAO+) /https://mkweather.com/early-spring-conditions-nao-in-europe-in-february-and-march-2022-is-still-confirming-mainly-for-western-northern-and-central-parts-se-sector-will-stay-cold//.
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