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Europe weather pattern generates feet of snow, coastal flooding and even Middle East dust

Europe weather pattern generates feet of snow, coastal flooding and even Middle East dust

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Europe has arguably had the most interesting weather pattern anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere in the first days of 2019, wringing out feet of snow, coastal flooding, high winds and even blowing dust in parts of Europe and the Middle East. It started with a powerhouse storm sweeping in from the North Atlantic into Scandinavia and northern Europe as the new year arrived. The so-called Storm Zeetje brought the first storm surge of the year on the Baltic coast of Germany and southern Denmark. Strong onshore winds drove water levels up to 6 feet above normal in Wismar, Germany, on Jan. 2, flooding parts of the city center. Flooding was also reported in the coastal towns of Flensburg, Kiel and Travemunde, and storm surge drove water up the Trave River into the town of Lubeck. Water levels in some parts of Denmark were the highest in two decades, the CPH Post reported. A 5- to 6-foot surge was measured at Bagenkop, on Langeland Island about 100 miles southwest of Copenhagen, a level…
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