- Hans Weber
- December 4, 2023
Unseasonal Snowfall Blankets the Krušné Mountains, Creating a Winter Wonderland
The Krušné Mountains, located in the northwestern Czech Republic, recently experienced a dramatic drop in temperature accompanied by unseasonal snowfall in the highest regions of the area. A cold front that moved through on Saturday brought a significant change in the weather, leading to the landscape being blanketed in snow on Sunday. The occurrence was captured by a web camera operated by the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, showcasing the picturesque transformation of the region into a winter wonderland.
According to meteorologist and nature observer Rudolf Kovařík from Šindelová in Sokolov, there is already a three to four-centimeter layer of snow covering grassy areas in Boží Dar. Remarkably, even the roads in the region are consistently covered in proper snow, not slush. Kovařík noted that while the snowfall occurred in mid-October, it is considered a normal phenomenon in the Krušné Mountains.
The snowfall experienced in the Krušné Mountains isn’t necessarily the typical light, fluffy snow but can also manifest as pellets or grains, creating a unique mix. The weather forecast indicates that the snow will remain in Boží Dar until the following day, with Klínovec expecting snowfall throughout Monday. As the skies clear, the morning temperature is predicted to drop to between minus two and zero degrees Celsius, with mountain valleys possibly experiencing temperatures as low as minus eight degrees Celsius.
Aside from the Krušné Mountains, other mountainous areas have also witnessed snowfall, with visitors to Sněžka witnessing similar wintry conditions last weekend. This snowfall stands in stark contrast to the unusually high temperatures recorded earlier in the week, with some areas reporting temperatures exceeding 25 degrees Celsius.
Meteorologists have issued warnings about frost in the coming days, potentially posing a threat to vegetation. The cold mornings are expected to persist as the region transitions into the winter season, with the landscape providing a visual spectacle for all who encounter it.
Article by Prague Forum