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Zero snow at snow measuring stations in Crete

by Erno » 10 Feb 2018, 11:57

Zero snow at snow measuring stations in Crete - 10 February, 2018


Very little snow coverage compared to last year in Greece in early February.

The analysis of satellite photography by the meteorological service of the National Observatory of Athens shows that on 6 February 2018 the snow covered approximately 11,000 square kilometers and in the corresponding period of 2017 the snow covered almost 32,000 square kilometers, so this year there is a decrease of about 66% compared to last year.

According to researchers at, on average in the last 15 years at the beginning of February, around 16,000 square kilometers of our country are covered with snow. Therefore, in 2017 there was a significantly higher snowfall than usual levels, and this year snow is at a much lower level.

The National Observatory of Athens has installed two snow measuring stations in mountainous areas of Lefka Ori and Psiloritis in Crete, at an altitude of 1,580 and 1,480 meters respectively. The stations started their operation in October 2017 and they form the start of a snow measuring network, planned to be installed across the country.

It is indicative that at the beginning of February this year the snow level at both these stations in Crete is zero, with the snowfall starting at several higher altitudes.

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