DISCUSSION: Over the past 6 to 12 hours, there has been a fairly impressive mid-Spring snowfall event across portions of northwest Europe. As shown in the video above, the strengthening low pressure system which moved through this part of Europe went on to produce impressively heavy snowfall which greatly impacted travel across many regional highways and airports due to reduced visibility. Hence, many across this region aimed to stay off the roads during the height of this latest northwestern European winter blast aside from emergency managers and regional sanitation workers. Thus, this was without a doubt a fairly high-impact winter weather event which impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. You can also note how the snowflakes falling across the region were relatively large which indicated the increased presence of mid-level moisture in place across the region which allowed for the generation of larger snowflakes during this event.
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