February 26, 2008

More weather

This winter was the warmest on record, and there have also been an unusual number of storms coming in off the North Sea. There was one last Friday-Saturday with a 9 foot surge on the Danish coast, trees blown down, power out, trains cancelled. There is another storm coming in tomorrow, and then another this weekend. I'm used to short intense storms in Minnesota but these ones are different-- rain and a long steady hard wind. 20 m/s means an average speed of 45 mph, with gusts on top of that. One good thing is that these storms pump lots of oxygen-rich water into the Baltic which will help the cod to survive.



At March 02, 2008 6:22 PM , Blogger rigtenzin said...

It looks like they have a different word for everything.

At March 06, 2008 4:41 PM , Blogger Matt_J said...

Yep, they sure do, but its not so far off English since English was started by the Vikings. For example the Nordic Gods can be found in the days of the week--
Sun day
Moon day
Tyr, the god of combat
Odin (Woden), the top god
Tor the god of thunder
Frida the goddess of beauty
Saturday is the exception, the Roman Saturn.


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