Monday, January 30, 2023

“There is a very high risk of flooding”: meteorologists on snowfall in the US

America It is passing through a difficult climatic condition due to heavy snowfall in which more than 50 people have died.

even the city miami It has encountered unusually low temperatures in that area of ​​the North American region.

The death toll in New York has increased significantly in the last few hours.

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“In lake cities, when we have a lot of wind passing over the lakes that are not yet completely frozen and the air is so cold, they generate what we know as lake effect snow. are,” he explained. Albert MartinezSenior meteorologist at NTN24 program La Tarde.

“Water evaporates and can leave us in the middle 40 and 50 inch In 10 days, that is, in just two days, about 10 meters of snow has fallen.

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According to the expert, it has been 40 years since so much snow has fallen in the states of New York and in Pennsylvania,

However, he warned that the arrival of summer could worsen the situation in the United States due to the melting of large layers of snow and blockage of sewers, rivers and streams.

“The problem is going to come from Tuesday as the temperature will start rising,” he said.

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“By the end of the year, we will have temperatures of 15 and 20 degrees at some points and the snow that has fallen will start melting in 4 or 5 days, which could lead to floods,” he said.

NTN24 is being written

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