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Up to 1 meter! Carinthia is preparing for new snow masses :: wetter.at



Prognoses for bad weather on Thursday left alarms by authorities in Carinthia. The crisis team met after the Central Institute of Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) predicted large amounts of precipitation and storms. The association started the afternoon with a reduction in levels in the Drew reservoirs.

Gerhard Hohenwarter of ZAMG is expected Thursday with torrential rains, especially in the western part of the country, where it will partly snow down to the lowlands. In the east, the snowfall limit is expected to rise to about 1,500 meters, making it rain. As a result, the amount of water flowing in the Drava can be significantly higher than the precipitation due to precipitation. "So we started as a precautionary measure by lowering the water level in Drew's three major reservoirs, by Friday morning, the water level will be about one meter lower," said Verbund spokesman Robert Zehner at APA.

Whether and to what extent further measures of reduction will be required, will be seen on Friday. According to the regional council member Daniel Felner (SPO), the crisis team should meet again to discuss further measures. If Föhnsturm is actually as strong as he feared, power failures and traffic jams from fallen trees are also expected. By keeping time in the southernmost state, meteorologists expect only Sunday.

Fresh snow on Friday

The Italian lowland "Pirmin" carries a partly abundant amount of snow in East Tyrol, Upper Carinthia and the main Alpine ridge. From Friday evening and Saturday you should be there in a short time, local even within 24 hours, up to 1 meter fresh snow. In the remaining southwest to 50-80 cm. On the northern side of the Alps, however, it warms up. Hair dryer provides double-digit plus degrees.


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