ANALYSIS OF SURFACE SEVERE WEATHER REPORTS IN CENTRAL-NORTHERN ARGENTINA DURING THE 2018-2019 SEASON
Patanella and Fuchs Bueno Repinaldo
Some of the most intense thunderstorms in the world take place in central and
northern Argentina, and their start and development is strongly influenced by the
orography of the Andes and sierras de Córdoba. These thunderstorms are associated
with the occurrence of severe weather phenomena that generate important material
damages and economic loss in rural and urban areas.
The aim of this paper was to do the observational study of the spatial and temporal
distribution of different severe weather phenomena, in particular, hail, intense rain
and strong winds with gusts. Most of these events took place between the evening
and midnight, and also between late Spring and early Summer. At the same time,
while studying the occurrence of hail, it was found that its density of accumulation
decreased as its diameter increased.