Snow forecast (using sounding forecast)



  • ECMWF's forecast for Thursday morning
    for an area (yellow dashed line) in Northern Greece
    shows rain (not snow).

    0_1543229852647_f5ffe4c6-a6ee-4ec4-a95f-6c6c48ff0b86-εικόνα.png

    "Snow depth" map shows: "no snow"
    and "precipitation type" map shows the precipitation will be in the form of rain.

    0_1543229991997_30b433f9-7540-4b2a-ba9b-7a793e94c63d-εικόνα.png



  • ... now, let use the "sounding forecast" tool for this area ...

    0_1543230105590_c4df7b42-e303-4d41-bb58-054654d54427-εικόνα.png

    ... as we can see, at the height of 1144m, the temperature is 0 C.
    So, we assume, that we must expect the precipitation must be in the form of SNOW.

    If we take into account that snows even in temperatures of +2 C (but melts in a while)
    we must expect snow in areas above 900m.
    0_1543230412509_9e2f46d6-c00a-41ae-b222-dd3b743f1d36-εικόνα.png

    Conclusion: by using soundings we can have more precise forecast, especialy for "borderline" conditions (rain - snow).

    Now, I'll wait till Thursday to see if will snow in the hills and mountains
    of the above mentioned area (near Thessaloniki, Greece) :-)


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