THE snowstorm also known as blizzard or lightning and thunder, is a rare type of storm in which typical electrical activity (lightning and thunder) is observed.
. With the difference that atmospheric precipitation consists of snow, instead of rain.
This phenomenon is recorded mainly in areas with strong upward currents within the cold zone of barometric recesses, from autumn to spring, when surface temperatures are most likely to be close to or below 0 ° C. During the phenomenon, in addition to snowfall, hail is often observed in some parts of the storm.
The rare phenomenon, according to meteorologists, is expected to affect Attica.
However, this is not the first time that the rare phenomenon appears in our country. In 2019, in Kounavos, Heraklion, Crete, it was noted snowstorm. Characteristic is the video published then by the National Observatory of Athens.
Similar phenomena during the evolution of the snowfall were recorded in the wider area of Evros, in February 2018, as well as in Agios Stefanos, Attica, in 2015.
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