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Adv. Sci. Res., 14, 231–239, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/asr-14-231-2017
Adv. Sci. Res., 14, 231–239, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/asr-14-231-2017
 
12 Jul 2017
12 Jul 2017

Intense sea-effect snowfall case on the western coast of Finland

Taru Olsson et al.

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A new national daily snowfall record was measured in Finland in January 2016 when it snowed 73 cm in less than a day at a small town on the western coast of Finland. The area of the most intense snowfall was very small, which is common in convective precipitation. In this work we used hourly weather radar images to identify the sea-effect snowfall case and found that a weather prediction model worked quite well in simulating the snowbands.