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News January 2003

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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January 31 2003:
Last tuesday an active squall line crossed the southern half of the country. Up to 1500 lightningstrikes in just 2 hours were detected and lots of graupel fell. In Soest things got covered with a 2 cm layer of soft hail.
Wednesday again wintry showers, but yesterday it started snowing everywhere. Most snow fell in the east and southwest of the country (up to 8 cm).
Last night moderate frost and today mostly dry with sunny spells.

January 25 2003:
Some light frost in many places friday morning with lows down to -4.
Tomorrow evening subtropic air will conquer the country with temperatures up to 12°C!

Updated the Links page.

January 22 2003:
Quite boring weather the last couple of days with mild temperatures. No frost during the night.

Today, electionday, a low caused some active showers in western parts of the country.

January 13 2003:
Thaw has conquered The Netherlands. After a long period with cold winter weather, temperatures rose to well above normal. Last night there was some freezing rain and snow in the southeast.

January 10 2003:
Another extreme low in Nieuw Beerta. In the early evening of January 9 the temperature dropped to -16,8°C!
Last night some light snow in western parts of the country, including Soest.

Updated Links page.

January 9 2003:
Strong frost again! Last night my thermometer measured -11,1°C, a new record! In Nieuw Beerta (extreme northeast of the country) the temperature dropped to -15,1 degrees!
Today sunny and cold winter weather with highs around -5 degrees. In the late afternoon station Eelde already reported -11 degrees.

January 7 2003:
Yesterday some more snow, especially in the north. Last night snow cover and clearings resulted in some strong frost. Leeuwarden measured -12 and Nieuw Beerta -14!

I finally got some more webspace at eSmartStart. I've added all the missing Photos of the Month.
Added photos of winter 2002. It wasn't much of a winter!

January 5 2003:
Winter weather in the Netherlands! Yesterday some light snow at many places, but today most places got about 0,5 - 3 cm snow covering the ground.
Last night was very cold. My thermometer measured -6,3°C, but some official stations (like Soesterberg) went down to -9!
The whole week ahead remains wintry with some strong frost.

January 3 2003:
Added new Photo of the Month. (only at the introduction page for now)

December 2002 was cold and wet.
I stayed at my parents place from December 28th till New Year's Day. On December 30th and 31st it snowed a bit.
2002 overall was very warm and wet in The Netherlands.
The new year started with high temperatures and lots of rain. There is danger of flooding in the south. An active low caused some high winds yesterday evening, especially in the south.
Today it started snowing in the north.

Still no webspace available for new pictures...

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