Lienz, Austria Observes Record Snow Followed By Coldest Temps Since 1987

Written by on January 23, 2021 in Rest of Europe with 0 Comments

Following the snowiest December on record with at least 183cm accumulating through the month, January opened with further record snowfall then record cold.

The town of Lienz, located between the High Tauern mountains to the north and Gailtal Alps to the south, it lies in a valley at an elevation of 2,208ft above sea level in the Austrian Tyrol.

This is a town familiar with heavy snowfall but what they’ve seen in recent weeks has all but cut the town off. Early December saw 298cm of snow fall in Lienz which set a new 72-hour record. Early January observed 90cm within 24-hours.

The coldest air over 30 years swept in behind the record snow as Lienz plunged to -21.2C, coldest since 1987.


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