Turkey – Surprise snowfall in Central Anatolia Region

Surprise snowfall in many cities. Almost a foot of snow in some areas.

Although closed in the season, the ski slopes can be re-opened in Uludag where heavy snowfall continues.

Black winter came back!

20 April 2019 – Although spring weather was expected, snow fell in many parts of the country. Kars and Van turned white again, and many cities of the Central Anatolia Region encountered snow.

Although it is mid-April, winter conditions still prevail in many parts of the country including the high parts of Kocaeli, Erzurum, Karabük, Elazig, Kutahya, Bilecik, Bolu mountain area, Kahramanmaras, Yozgat, Van, Kars and Uludag.

In Ankara, intense snow, torrential snowfall, gave a hard time to non-unprepared citizens and brought traffic problems for vehicles.

APRIL IN BILECİK

In the town of Bilecik Bozüyük snow started falling from the early morning covering the roofs with white. The snowfall in Bozüyük in April continued for a while. Waking up in the morning, the country was surprised by the snow. Roofs and high places were covered with snow.

KARS AND VAN

Winter prevails in Kars. Snow, especially in the city center continues to surprise citizens. Yesterday when the city began to snowfall, the air temperature dropped to of minus 7 degrees.  In the city where winter was experienced in spring, Kars Castle and Harakani Tomb and Kümbet Mosque, which were under the whites, produced card posters.

KÜTAHYA’S FLOAT ON THE ROAD

There were a lot of vehicles stuck on the road to Kocayayla, where snowfall was effective. Vehicles were removed by tractors. Traffic crews warned drivers to be careful where highways crews continue shoveling and salting. Snowfall in the region continues at intervals.

TOKAT SİVAS HIGHWAY BLACK DELIVERY

Snowfall on Tokat-Sivas Highway road.

In the morning, snowfall started in Tokat in high areas. Tokat-Sivas Highway in the province of Camlibel Park. Due to snowfall and icing, heavy tonnage vehicles remained stopped on the road. At the peak of Çamlıbel (altitude 650 meters), air temperature dropped to minus 4 and drivers had a hard time on the icy road and vehicles could not continue, causing long queues. With winter tires already removed, cars remained on the road. Some citizens unable to continue started fires at the side of the road to warm up.

District Traffic crews did not allow the vehicles to set off.

THE SKI RUNS IN ULUDAĞ CAN BE OPENED

In Uludağ, where the ski season is closed, in the last days of April snow fell uninterrupted and in the morning Uludağ was white. The thickness of snow was measured as 28 m (almost a foot) in Uludağ which is the highest point of Marmara. According to the Bursa Meteorological Directorate, the lowest air temperature in Uludağ is 11 below zero. Snowfall in Uludağ is expected to continue until next week.

THE INFLUENT’S FOLLOWING LIFE

Inegöl district of Bursa, the high sections of snow and hail, while the city center is cold and rainy weather is effective. Drivers using the İnegöl-Domaniç road are sometimes stranded on the roads.

BLACK DELIVERY IN ERZURUM APRIL

Snowfall in Erzurum in the evening began to increase in a short time, catching citizens unprepared in the city center. Meteorological officials in the evening with snowfall, frost and frosting against the need to be careful, he said.

KOCAELI’S HIGHEST CUTTING WAS WHITE

The high sections of Kocaeli changed to white yesterday. The summit of the Saman Mountains in Kartepe district, Erikli Tepe in Gölcük district has increased up to 10 cm in some regions.

SNOWFALL IN KARABÜK’S HIGHEST CUTTING IS EFFECTIVE

Snowfall in the high parts of Karabük has been continuing since yesterday. After the snowfall, the forests in the high parts of the city became white. Büyükdüz and Tekir regions saw ongoing snowfall  Beech, black pine, yellow pine and different endebik types of Karabük forests covered with white cloth. There is snow in the region where snow thickness reaches up to 25 cm (almost a foot). Snowfall also in high sections of Safranbolu, Ovacik and Eflani and Eskipazar districts.

SNOW SURPRISE IN THE SHEEP OF SHEEP

In Sivas, the air temperature dropped below seasonal norms, and the rain was replaced by snow. Sivas, Altınyayla district of the village of Taşhöyük sheep flock pastures to graze Sahin Keskin, the snow surprise encountered. The sheep and the dogs protecting the herd were covered with snow.

MUSCLE CHALLENGE – Snow still 6 meters deep in some areas

Muş Special Provincial Administration teams continue to work on combating snow to open the access roads to the villages of Cevizlidere and İnardi. Special Provincial Administration snow-combat teams, about 5 months closed to the transport of the villages connected to the villages of Cevizlidere and Inardi. The snow thickness in the region due to avalanche and type found that 6 meters in places where the Provincial Special Administration Road and Transportation Services Director Mehmet Shah Şentürk, teams of the group is working uninterrupted to open the village roads, he said. Şentürk said, şartlar

Every year in Üçevler region, the fight against snow is carried out under difficult conditions. Due to the high altitude of the region, due to its blizzard and storm, the snow thickness is now 6 meters. Our teams, which have been dealing with snow for about 15 days in the village of İnardi and Cevizlidere, 300 meters per day. We are working with all the facilities to provide access to these villages. Hopefully, we will provide access to these villages and connected hamlets in a short time.

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1 thought on “Turkey – Surprise snowfall in Central Anatolia Region”

  1. Same thing happened in Lebanon. Temperatures usually hover around 20C / 25C with extremes reaching 35C for a few days if/when the country gets hit by a sandstorm from a neighboring arab country.
    This year, on Arpil 21st, temperatures dropped to levels as low as 10C and we had a serious hail storm.

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