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News December 2003

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On this page I make notice of the latest updates to the site (new pictures etc.), tell something about interesting actual weather at my location, or about a performed chase.

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December 31 2003:
Christmas 2003 was mild with highs near 10 degrees and overcast weather. Not much rain fortunately. That changed on December 28 when most places received between 20 and 40 mm of rain.
The last day of the year started gloomy with dense fog and overcast Stratus clouds. Mainly the northern half of the country got some sunshine later. Snow tomorrow?


December 23 2003:
Last sunday winds reached severe gale to storm force near the northern shores of The Netherlands. Later that day colder air rushed in, resulting in heavy showers with graupel, thunder and later snow as well. Also yesterday many wintry showers crossed the country.
Today a frontal disturbance caused snow in many places of the country, mainly in the east. Christmas 2003 will be a mild and dull one, again!

Added new pictures to the following page:
- Winter 2003.
Updated the Links Page.


December 14 2003:
From yesterday on Dutch weather turned much more unsettled. Last week was cold, but Friday evening milder air moved in. This resulted in very rainy weather. Some locations received up to 50 mm of rain in a 24 hour period. Temperatures were in the 11-13 degrees range.
Today a mix of showers and clearings. Locally graupel and thunder were reported. Later today NW-winds can reach stormforce near the northern coastline. Showers will become more widespread than with an increasing risk of wintry precipitation!


December 8 2003:
Clear and cold winter weather in The Netherlands. Last night my thermometer measured -5,8°C and in the east and northeast of the country the temperature went down to -8. During the day sunny and highs just above zero.

The server hosting my weather pictures is back online, but now the ftp can't be reached, so I can't update my webcam.


December 6 2003:
After a couple of dull days with little or no sun at all dryer and colder air rushed over The Netherlands. The next days will be cold with highs just above freezing and moderate frost during the night.

The server hosting my most recent weather pictures seems to be down today. Hopefully they will be back online soon. Sorry for any inconveniance caused.


December 3 2003:
Last monday was extremely mild with 13 degrees at most places and even 16,3°C in Maastricht, in the southeast of the country.
Last night was chilly with a touch of frost in the east of The Netherlands. Today foggy and cold.


December 1 2003:
Added new Photo of the Month.
November 2003 was mild in The Netherlands (8,0 instead of the long term average of 6,2 degrees). Furthermore is was dry and rather sunny.



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