May 30, 2016

Rampaging Flash Floods Kill 4 in Germany

Braunsbach
Germany
by
Jeff Masters
,
Weather Underground
Photo: Weather Underground
Photo: Weather Underground

A stationary low pressure system over Germany has led to massive amounts of hail and torrential rains in heavy thunderstorms, killing four people. Rainfall amounts in excess of four inches in two hours fell in some regions of southwest Germany, and this water was channeled and concentrated into narrow valleys upstream from the hard-hit town of Braunsbach in Baden-Württemberg's north...

The low will remain stationary over Germany during the next few days thanks to a jet stream weather pattern that has remained "stuck" in place, so additional extreme flash flooding is possible this week