A major winter storm brought accumulating snowfall to much of Romania and Bulgaria late last week causing widespread travel problems.
Snowfall totaled a foot or more in parts of northern Bulgaria as well as southern and eastern Romania.
While many across the region are still digging out from that storm, another quickly spread more snow across the region on Wednesday.
A female shovels snow in front of a shop in Bucharest, Romania, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Heavy snowstorms affected the southeastern regions of Romania leading to delays in the railway and air traffic, cancellation of 60 trains, closure of roads and prompted the authorities to halt all heavy traffic and close schools in affected areas. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
This storm strengthened as it passed over Greece Tuesday night spreading snow from the higher terrain of northern Greece into Bulgaria.
The heaviest snow fell across central Bulgaria Tuesday night before spreading northward through southern and eastern Romania on Wednesday.
These areas can expect a general 8-15 cm (3-6 inches); however, some areas from northern Bulgaria into southern Romania, including Bucharest can get as much as 30 cm (12 inches) of new snow.
Areas near coast of the Black Sea, such as Varna and Burgas, began as a period of soaking rain Tuesday night into Wednesday but will change to snow and accumulating a quick 2-5 cm (an inch or two) before the storm ends.
Snow will come to an end from south to north across Bulgaria and eastern Romania Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night.
The storm will then interact with a frontal boundary leading to snow across southern Ukraine on Thursday.
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