Saturday , April 17 2021

Up to 1 meter! Carinthia prepares for new masses of snow ::

Thursday's weather forecasts have left alarms on the Carinthian authorities. The crisis team met after the Central Institute of Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) foresaw large amounts of heavy rainfall and storms. The association began in the afternoon with the decrease in levels in the Drau reservoirs.

Gerhard Hohenwarter of ZAMG waited for Thursday with heavy precipitation, especially in the western part of the country, where it is partially born in lowlands. At this point, it is expected that the snowfall limit will rise to 1,500 meters, which will make it rain. As a result, the amount of water flowing towards Drava could be significantly greater than the pure cause of precipitation. "Therefore, we have begun as a precaution to reduce the levels of water in the three large reservoirs of Drau, until Friday morning, the water level will be a few meters lower," he said. Verbund spokesman Robert Zechner told APA.

Whether additional measures of reduction will be needed and how far it will be on Fridays. According to the member of the competent regional council, Daniel Fellner (SPÖ), the crisis team will meet again to discuss new measures. If the Föhnsturm is as strong as the feared one, it is also expected that electrical faults and traffic obstructions occur for fallen trees. With a calming climate in the southernmost state, meteorologists only wait on Sunday.

Cool snow on Friday

The Italian landowner "Pirmin" has in part abundant amounts of snow in Tirol, in Upper Carinthia and in the main alpine mountain. From Friday afternoon and Saturday it should be in a short space of time, locally, even in 24 hours, to a fresh snowmobile. To the southwest they are 50-80 cm. However, on the northern side of the Alps it gets hot. A hair dryer provides more than two digits degrees.

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