Record winds in Finland just short of hurricane force

Trees down. More than 80,000 lose power. Also 14-meter (46-ft) waves …. And snow.

At the Kökar Bogskär, the 10-minute average wind speed Tuesday night was about 117 km per hour.

This beat the former Finnish record of about 112 km / h), measured in 1971, twice in 1975 and 1995, says meteorologist Pauli Jokinen .

The waves were also fierce. The largest wave height, 7.9 m, was measured in the Bothnian Sea.

Individual waves are not measured separately, but the Meteorological Institute estimates that the highest individual waves have been up to 14 meters (46 ft).

Meanwhile, in the central part of the country, about 20 cm of snow accumulated in the region of Pirkanmaa in North Karelia.

Vantaa Lady’s horror in the storm’s nails on the Swedish Ferry “This was the worst night of my life onboard”

Thanks to Martin Siebert for these links

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January 3, 2019 at 06:11PM

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