DISCUSSION: As a nasty winter storm cranked across portions of northwestern tot northern Europe, there were a variety of impacts across several countries. In particular, there was an especially dangerous situation in place this past Tuesday afternoon and evening across several parts of Germany. There were additional widespread impacts felt by many people across many different parts of Bavaria, Oberpfalz, and Niederbayern. These nasty winter storm conditions included freezing rain and rain which helped to quickly generate a thick layer of ice on the streets and sidewalks. Thus, it goes without saying that this icing event also caused travel hassles both on the roads and on runways at regional airports in the respective countries. These country- and region-wide travel impacts quickly led to global travel impacts by way of the classic commercial aviation "flight ripple effect." Even in the days now after this nasty widespread winter storm, take it slow out there across those impacted areas as you head out for work and/or school over the next couple of days.
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©2017 Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz