The region of Spain as Spain and Portugal have rarely encountered a cold wave in the history of the two countries with the amount of snow that had not been recorded for half a century and minimum in the polar regions. This Saturday of Madrid is historic and impressive with 50 to 70 cm of snow in some places.
Philomena cooled by the storm and the stem of snow which brought snow and caused a drop in temperature from the beginning of the week. The Spanish Meteorological Agency (Emmet) issued a red alert for areas in Madrid, Guadalajara, Quenca, Albacete, Toledo and Valencia.
The Meteorological Institute in the region forecast that 20 cm of snow will accumulate in 24 hours. In some parts of the country, such as the Ebro Valley, snow can reach up to half a meter.
With alerts for more than half the country snow on Friday and Saturday, the weather agency AEMET described the situation as “extraordinary” and “probably historic”.
– Telemedrid (@telemadrid) 9 January 2021
The Philomena storm became a nightmare for hundreds of civilians stranded during Friday night and began on Saturday morning as the center of Madrid’s collapse on Spanish roads.
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Due to the amount of snow that is accumulating there, there are risks of branches falling or cornices separating.
– Madrid City Council (@MADRID) 9 January 2021
Once we ask you once again, don’t get out of the house. We know the pictures are very beautiful # Snow❄️ But it seems that EROVery DANGEROUS the saw the accumulation of snow on the cornice and trees and its subsequent collapse.#FMA #FilomenaMadrid#MadridSeguro pic.twitter.com/WIoapN5gfT
– Madrid Civil Defense (@madridprotcivil) 9 January 2021
In the capital, blocked by snow, the public bus service does not work, garbage collection has been suspended and Mayor Jose Luis Martinez-Alameda has told the population not to leave their homes. Alameda does not know when it will be possible to save those who are blocked because time, he warns, will not improve in the next few hours. Hundreds of people are trapped in their cars on the streets and streets of Madrid. Local officials ask for help from the army.
– Real Madrid CF (@realmadrid) January 7, 2021
– Real Madrid CF (@realmadrid) January 7, 2021
❄️ Our team practices in Sports City’s gym today due to the snow and ice layer with which the playground woke up this morning.
– Atlético de Madrid (@ Atléti) 8 January 2021
The largest blizzard in the last 40 or 50 years – and which some local meteorologists say is the largest since 1904 – offered unrealistic pictures, with a person driving a sled road like a dog, Puerta del Sol And the skiers at Gran Via or the ball at War Callao, but also dangerous, were locked in their cars by thousands who had to be rescued by the military.
– The –MAN # MOUNTAIN (@HombreMontana) 8 January 2021
The people of Madrid were skiing today in Puerta del Sol. The apocalypse is reminding us. pic.twitter.com/ZJVRP4fKOm
– Fernando Krakowiak (@fkrakowiak) 9 January 2021
ID was detected in Madrid
This is FABULOUS🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/HjXbQB4TdR
– Nicholas de Leon (@salocinuy) 9 January 2021
– Meteo Trás-os-Montes – Portugal (@MeteoTrasMontPT) 9 January 2021
– Gerardo Ortega (@Ortega_Gerardo) 9 January 2021
– Vegtree de Lope (@vegatripy) 8 January 2021
An (unofficial) weather station at Clot del Tuc de la Llanca in Alto Pirineau Natural Park in Catalonia, Catalonia, recorded (-34.1) C. In Meteorology the mark was spotted by “Project 4 Guess”, a group of fans.
The weather station is located in a ski resort. Clot del Tuc de la Llança is located at an altitude of 2,305 meters. Elsewhere, the minimum temperature value was recorded at -27.2, C la Vasequilla, -25.7 ºC in Leordes and -22.3 inC Vega Vega Coderno.
This happened on 6 December 1950, when snow reached half a meter in some areas #Madrid According to the context of time. Notice the similarity of pressure maps and fronts then and now. #BorrascaFilomena # Snow #NevadaMadrid pic.twitter.com/NeWDXmPy8s
– MeteoMadrid rid (@CarlosVelasco_w) 9 January 2021
On Thursday, the Northwest Peninsular Meteorological Association’s station at Vega de Leordes (Leon) was -35 ° C. According to information from the Spanish press, this record may have been the lowest in Spain since 1956, that year — 32 EstC was recorded at Aston Ganto (a glacier lake), in Vor Fosca, Torre Cabadella Was in the Spanish municipality.
In Portugal, Hurricane Philomena caused problems in the Madeira Islands when it was at sea. The country is not as tough as Spain, but is facing very cold with frost, snow, cold. This weekend there is a trend for snow in part of Portugal, most notably in Alentezzo.