A significant cold outbreak across the Balkan peninsula into S Mediterranean this weekend, Feb 22-24th

Europe has mainly been dominated by a powerful upper ridge lately which strengthens this weekend and establishes an omega blocking pattern. On its eastern flank, a powerful cold outbreak develops and brings much colder weather across the Balkan peninsula, Adriatic region and south-central Mediterranean. Severe blizzard conditions will develop over Greece on Saturday. The setup supporting such evolution indicates a very powerful upper ridge / omega blocking pattern across the western and northern Europe where deep trough / cyclones are over N Atlantic (west side of the omega) and a short-wave trough drifting south along the eastern flank of the upper ridge. A strengthening high pressure system across Europe will support very intense wind field in the lowest levels, advecting … Continue reading A significant cold outbreak across the Balkan peninsula into S Mediterranean this weekend, Feb 22-24th