“The height of a 2-storey building.” (14 ft – 9 inches) – Snow depths not seen in 20 years.
Snow accumulated to a depth of more than one meter in places – Pyrénées-Atlantiques in Haute-Garonne (Aspe Osseau). Above 1800 meters, snow thickness reached 1.50 meters and 3.10 meters at Gavarnie station located 1850 meters.
At top ski areas and Cauterêts Gavarnie, total snow depth reached nearly 4.50 meters, ie the height of a 2-storey building.
Because of these high accumulations of snow, avalanche danger continues throughout Sunday and part of next week with a very high risk, or maximum (5/5).
The snow is unusual for the season on the whole chain of mountains, especially on the Western Pyrenees with snow depths that had not seen for twenty years.
The equivalent of six months of rain in Paris
Meanwhile, many cities have received between 150 (6 inches) and 300 mm (12 inches) of precipitation, from Biarritz to Mont-de-Marsan through Saint-Girons . In a little more than 10 days – the equivalent of more than two months of rain! At the forefront of Socoa was measured in 15 days the equivalent of six months of rain in Paris.
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