THE WAVE OF SNOW WHICH COVERED THE NORTH OF MOLDAVIA IN THE INTERVAL 9-20TH OF DECEMBER 2012
ABSTRACT. – The wave of snow which covered the north of Moldavia in the interval 9-20th of December 2012. This workpaper analyzes two episodes of blizzard snow, which affected the Northern part of Moldavia, the counties Suceava and Botoșani, in the half of December, 2012. It shows the violent beginning of the first episode of blizzard (9-12th of December 2012), which came after the first decade of a gentle December. It had consequences for the transport of Botoșani county (shuting down the traffic routes in the East and North of the county and in a proportion of 75 percent in the rest of the county) and also it affected the central and East part of Suceava county. Apart from transports, these episodes of blizzard leaded to blocking in case of old persons, deprived of power, and because of the traffic routes, lack medical crews to give them first aid, closing the schools, shops (lack of input raw materials supply) etc. What is desirable to point out more in this article, apart from the risks mentioned earlier, it is the synoptic context, who favored the production of these two episodes of blizzard, amount of precipitation fallen on the average and maximum speed of the wind, temperature, maximum and minimum felt of the human body (cooling index) and the climatic risks resulted.
Keywords: blizzard, synoptic context, cooling index, climatic risk, Northern of Moldavia