How about Bucharest, Romania? Eastern Europe is in the grips of a cold wave and Bucharest got pounded with snow last week. I was blown away by the photo below, which was taken last Friday and posted on cnn.com.
|Source: cnn.com/AFP/Getty Images|
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This appears to have happened late last week. As shown in the 0000 UTC 28 Jan GFS analysis below, cold air from the Ukraine and interior Eurasia channeled southward and then westward around the Carpathians.
|1000 mb wind and temperature at 0000 UTC 28 Jan 2012. |
Color scale changes every 2ºC (sorry about the lack of a scale).
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Further digging is needed to determine the role of these orographic and coastal processes on the Bucharest storm, but it sure looks like an interesting case.