Monday, January 14, 2019, 11:30 CET
Storm / heavy snowfall
BENJAMIN, EUGEN, FLORENZ
Europe (Northern Alps, Bavarian Forest, Ore Mountains)
January 07 to 14 , 2019
Satellite image (visible) from Jan 07, 2019, 13 UTC
Source: Dundee Satellite Recieving Station
Due to a wave interference in the night from 05 to 06 Jan a low pressure area formed over the North Atlantic.
As a result of a favourable crossing of the jet stream it intensified and reached a core pressure of below 990 hPa.
The trajectory of the depression continued north of Great Britain until it entered a southwestern course there and passed over
Scandinavia, Denmark and Northern Germany. On the evening of 07 and 08 Jan it came to stormy and gale-force gusts
in the north of the country and in exposed locations. In the Ore Mountains, in the Bavarian Forest and in the Northern Alps
up to 50 cm of fresh snow fell in 24 hours. After the passage of the cold front showers occurred widespread - even thunderstorms happened sporadically.
Development of the low pressure System