DISCUSSION: Within the last week, there have been a few brief but potent pieces of mid-level energy which have moved through parts of northern Europe. As these mid-level areas of atmospheric energy moved through the region, there was also colder air in place which provided the more favorable precursory setup for a wintry scene across many areas. As shown in the video footage above, as of 20 April, there was a snowy scene across areas in and around the city of Bârnova, Romania which led to hazardous and even dangerous travel across this region. In addition, there were also widespread observations of fog and freezing fog which is relatively common in association with wintry weather events of varying magnitudes. However, this is most common during more intense winter storms (and often times during all-out blizzard) when heavy snowfall leads to increased amounts of low-level moisture being in place across the region(s) being impacted. Hence, it is always interesting to see how freezing fog can form in wintry weather events of different magnitudes and how such instances of freezing fog can quickly impact the ability of people to travel via different methods (e.g., ground, rail, air, etc.)
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