Friday, December 26, 2014

Snow and ice: 19 departments in amber alert in the East – Le Parisien

Snow and ice: 19 departments in amber alert in the East – Le Parisien

December 26 2014, 2:47 p.m. | Updated: December 26 2014, 6:42 p.m.

There are a few hours to equip the French-mesh and studded boots. After a Christmas rather mild, snow announced a few days due to arrive on Friday evening, particularly in the east of the country.

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The temperatures are expected to drop nearly ten degrees in two days. It will therefore be very careful on the roads, where the gel will complicate driving. Possible damage to the electricity distribution networks and telephone are expected

Meteo France placed 19 departments in snow and ice orange alert until Sunday. North, Aisne, Ardennes, Marne , Meuse, Meuthe-et-Moselle, Moselle, Bas-Rhin, Vosges, Haute-Marne, Haute-Saône, Territoire de Belfort, Côte-d’Or, Doubs, Jura, Ain, Haute-Savoie, Isère and Savoie .

According to the forecaster, the rains quickly spread Friday evening to the east and south, to the Nord-Pas-de-Calais, the Centre, Limousin and Poitou-Charentes. In contact with a colder atmosphere, this precipitation will turn into flakes to very low altitude or in the plains, the Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Picardie and the Ile-de-France.

Light white coat plain

During the night, the rain will replace new snow on the Paris region. The capital should therefore not be adorned with her beautiful white coat. But low-level gain flakes falling all the northeast quarter and the Massif Central. 1 to 5 cm of snow could fall on the plain, more locally. In Corsica, the wind expected to more than 100 km / h in places, which blackens the table New Year celebrations until very sunny.

Sunday of thunderstorm are planned to the north and west. The center however will be covered with a beautiful white coat and temperatures remain cool.

Haute-Savoie supervised

The prefecture of Haute Savoie has brought into custody and motorists practitioners of mountain activities against a “significant snowfall” waited all weekend, from 500 meters. This episode should begin “Saturday around 5 or 6 am” to pursue “all day Saturday and until Sunday morning, with wind gusts of 50 to 60 km / h in places.” Plain, snowfall take “a downpour of character.”

The gusts will also have a significant impact since, according to Meteo France, the cumulative amounts of snow are expected to reach 20 to 25 cm on areas not subject to the wind, “where it will snow in continuous late Saturday night to Sunday morning,” and 10-15 cm those affected by gusts of wind.

In the Haute-Savoie heights , avalanches have killed two people this week, twins parties hiking in the Mont Blanc. The two young men were yet seasoned mountaineers.

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