IMPACT OF THE BLIZZARDS AND COLD WAVES OF 24 JANUARY - 18 FEBRUARY 2012 IN ROMANIA


L. APOSTOL , O. MACHIDON, L. SFCA, DANA MACHIDON


ABSTRACT IMPACT OF THE BLIZZARDS AND COLD WAVES OF 24 JANUARY - 18 FEBRUARY 2012 IN ROMANIA In the last decade of the month January 2012 and during the first two decades of the month February 2012, the penetration of the cold air over western and central Mediterranean has spurred genesis of some cyclones in this region, so there were cyclones formed headed to the Balkans and imposed between 24.01.2012 to 18.02.2012 characteristics of weather over the southern, southeastern and eastern Romania (heavy snow, blizzards, waves cold). This paper presents the evolution of the process, precipitation quantities and thickness of the snow registered by the meteorological stations and the rain-gauge stations and their impact on human activities in some localities from Romania.

Keywords: blizzard, cold wave, extreme temperatures, impact, Romania
 

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