Extreme climatic events in the North Hemisphere outside the EEUU. News from Spain February 2015 (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)


Extreme climatic events in the North Hemisphere outside the EEUU. News from Spain February 2015 (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)

Here I share a sequence of climatic extreme events occurred throughout February 2015 onwards in some parts of Europe being covered by the media. In particular, Spain has being carrying, already for a month, the burden of a threat being originated in one single climatic event occurred between the 3rd and 8th of February, heavy snowfall.

First it was the challenge of having to accommodate the amounts of snow, a month later, the challenge has come from dealing with the meltdown of all the snow accumulated.

Europe-Feb-7-15-2015

The NCEP forecast until mid February. Winter extending to Spain.

Weather Floods deluge western Mediterranean while snow hits Spain

3 February 2015.

Flooding submerges parts of the western Mediterranean while 3 metre snow drifts close the border between France and Spain.

 

 

Snow traps over 200 motorists in Spain

Spanish emergency services have rescued at least 220 people trapped by snow on roads in northern Spain. Hundreds of cars were stuck for up to 17 hours overnight on roads between Cantabria and the province of Palencia. Local media report temperatures of -15C (5F) and up 40cm (1.3ft) of snow.

The country is in the middle of a cold spell that is expected to worsen over the next three days, with cold weather alerts issued for 20 provinces.

An elderly man makes his way through a path flanked by high piles of snow in Burguete town, Navarre region, northern Spain, 4 February 2015Local media report temperatures as low as -15C (5F) in some areas of northern Spain
A man walks among cars covered in snow in Burguete town, Navarre region, northern Spain, 4 February 2015.Cars have become trapped in heavy snow
An elderly woman holds a rake at the entrance to her home after heavy snowfall in the small village of O Cavado in Galicia, north-western Spain, 4 February 2015. Dozens of military vehicles have been sent to clear snow from isolated towns
The wind blows snow on a road, in Lizarraga northern Spain, Wednesday, 4 February 2015. The cold weather is expected to last for another five days

Spain’s national weather service said in a statement (in Spanish) that the unusually cold temperatures would last until next Tuesday.

The BBC’s Tom Burridge in Madrid says that a large area of central Spain has seen an unusually high amount of snowfall in recent days.

One British woman, Jackie Elford of Margate, told the BBC she was driving to Marbella with her husband Roger when they were caught in heavy snow along with dozens of other motorists. Abandoned cars and overturned lorries have piled up on main roads near Santander.

Spanish police said that dozens of military vehicles and snow ploughs are being used to clear the area. Local media said that many schools in northern Spain had been closed and that there had been numerous power cuts.

El Pais newspaper reports that at least four towns in the region of Cantabria were still without power on Thursday.

Seven roads in Catalonia closed due to heavy snow on 4 February 2015Snow has also closed roads in Catalonia
A car drives in along a snow covered road near the village of Uharte Arakil in Navarre following heavy snow storms in northern Spain on 4 February, 2015.The coldest temperatures are expected on Saturday and Sunday

Meanwhile, in Catalonia, winds of over 120km/h (75mph) have disrupted railway services. Snowfall has also closed roads as far south as in Andalucia.

The freezing conditions are set to continue for several days, with the coldest temperatures expected on Saturday and Sunday, warned the national weather service.

Meltwater causes flooding in Navarra and the Basque Country (spanishnewstoday.com)

27 February 2015

Meltwater causes flooding SPain Spanishnewstoday Diego FdezSevilla wordpress

1,500 people have now been evacuated from Zaragoza in the worst flood for a decade.

Mar 1, 2015 – 2:51:52 PM

The Governments of Aragón and Navarra have activated an evacuation plan as a preventive measure across several localities after the Ebro burst its banks.

Residents from the two villages of Boquiñeni and Pradilla have been evacuated from their homes, the first at the petition of the Ebro Hydrographical Confederation because of the risk of a retaining dyke collapsing, and the second as prevention.

The latest reported level in Pradilla at 2pm Saturday was 8.1 metres, but experts at the Aragón Government say a further 20 centimetres is expected.

02 mar 2015. Spanish National Television Report.

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Floods in Northern Spain as Ebro River Breaks its Banks

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Citing This Site "Title", published online "Month"+"Year", retrieved on "Month""Day", "Year" from http://www.diegofdezsevilla.wordpress.com. By Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD. More guidance on citing this web as a source can be found at NASA webpage: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/bibliography/citations#! DOIs can be generated on demand by request by email: d.fdezsevilla(at)gmail.com for those publications missing at the ResearchGate profile vinculated with this project. Author´s profile: Bachelor in General Biology, Masters degree "Licenciado" in Environmental Sciences (2001, Spain). PhD in Aerobiology (2007, UK). Lived, acquired training and worked in Spain, UK, Germany and Poland. I have shared the outcome from my previous work as scientific speaker in events held in those countries as well as in Switzerland and Finland. After couple of years performing research and working in institutions linked with environmental research and management, I find myself in a period of transition searching for a new position or funding to support my research. In the present competitive scenario, instead of just moving my cv and wait for my next opportunity to arrive, I have decided to invest also my energy and time in opening my own line of research showing what I am capable of. The value of the data and the original nature of the research presented in this blog has proved to be worthy of consideration by the scientific community as well as for publication in scientific journals. However, without a position as member of an institution, it becomes very challenging to be published. I hope that this handicap do not overshadow the value of my work and the intellectual rights represented by the license of attribution attached are respected and considered by the scientist involved in this line of research. Any comment and feedback aimed to be constructive is welcome. In this blog I publish pieces of research focused on addressing relevant environmental questions. Furthermore, I try to break the barrier that academic publications very often offer isolating scientific findings from the general public. In that way I address those topics which I am familiar with, thanks to my training in environmental research, making them available throughout my posts. (see "Framework and Timeline" for a complete index). At this moment, 2017, I am living in Spain with no affiliation attachments. Free to relocate geographically worldwide. If you feel that I could be a contribution to your institution, team and projects don´t hesitate in contact me at d.fdezsevilla (at) gmail.com or consult my profile at LinkedIn, ResearchGate and Academia.edu. Also, I'd appreciate information about any opportunity that you might know and believe it could match with my aptitudes. The conclusions and ideas expressed in each post as part of my own creativity are part of my Intellectual Portfolio and are protected by Intellectual Property Laws. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial conditions. In citing my work from this website, be sure to include the date of access. (c)Diego Fdez-Sevilla, PhD, 2017. Filling in or Finding Out the gaps around. Publication accessed 20YY-MM-DD at http://www.diegofdezsevilla.wordpress.com/
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