Transcarpathian MOE: storm warning, avalanches in the mountains, it is better to sit at home

Deparment of SSES of Ukraine in Transcarpathian region  18 March 2013 12:46  2632033 032662
Transcarpathian MOE: storm warning, avalanches in the mountains, it is better to sit at home

According to the Transcarpathian Center for Hydrometeorology, at night and in the morning of the 19th of March, rain, sleet, snow is expected. throughout Transcarpathian region. Occasionally: slush build-up, ice, sleet. In the mountains there will be snow, snow drifts. Southeast wind will strengthen to 15-20, in the Carpathian highlands to 25-30 m / s. 

Also on March 18, avalanche hazard remains on steep slopes (more than 30 deg), even at slight extra load. On the night of 18 to 19 and during 19 of March, significant precipitation in the form of rain, in the mountains sleet with blizzards are expected in the region.

March 19-20, avalanche hazard is announced in the mountainous areas of Transcarpathia.

Given this situation, the Office of the State Emergencies Service of Ukraine in Transcarpathian region appeals to visitors and residents of the region to refrain from climbing the mountains for the period of avalanche hazard until the situation is normalized and to follow safety rules.

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