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Weather forecasters expect an unprecedented amount of snow this coming Sunday in the Northern Netherlands. The province of Drenthe is likely to have such a thick layer of snow, that a record from 1966 may be broken. RTV Drenthe’s weather forecaster Roland van der Zwaag has made the predictions.
“I expect, and I don’t say that so quickly, that four inches of snow will fall. I am almost sure,” says Van der Zwaag. “If you take the map now, you will see that there is an east wind in the north of Drenthe. There it is 2 degrees and misty. In the south of Drenthe there is a westerly wind, wind force 3. It is six degrees there and you have good visibility. We will get these differences this weekend for the whole of the Netherlands: cold air in the North and mild air in the South. A special situation “, says Van der Zwaag.
In the night from Saturday to Sunday, an east wind will pass over Drenthe, with freezing air from Scandinavia and Russia. The situation is comparable to 55 years ago, says Van der Zwaag: “In 1966, on February 7, the weather was dry and cloudy. It was +7 degrees and there was a moderate westerly wind in Eelde. A day later there were very large differences in our country. A low pressure area drew via Amsterdam and the Veluwe to Germany, so we passed below us. We got a real snowdrift in Drenthe. ”
On Saturday the wind from the East is already increasing and it will snow in the evening. “Anyone who wakes up on Sunday morning and opens the curtains will see me there after all, a snowdrift with an easterly wind”, the weatherman predicts enthusiastically.
The snowdrift, snow driven by the wind, is more a nuisance to traffic than whirling snow. Visibility can be considerably limited. Van der Zwaag mainly sees the positive: “I think it is wonderful that the children can still enjoy the snow a day before they go to school.”
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