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News October 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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October 31 2003:
Again aurora last night! This time it was an amazing bright and colorful event with all kinds of beamers and flames. I created a new page to show some pictures of this wonderful display. See the digital aurora pictures here!.

October 30 2003:
Yesterday evening I witnessed my first aurora display. Between 19.30 and 20.00 LT the northern horizon got an obvious green glow. Unfortunately there is way too much light pollution in Holland, so it wasn't that bright. After 20.00 I lost sight of it because of increasing clouds.

October 27 2003:
A cold night again with -5/-6 at some stations in The Netherlands.
Yesterday a cold front caused a couple of moderate to heavy showers with hail and a funnel cloud near 't Harde.

October 24 2003:
The last week was pretty cold with widespread frost and low highs. Not much precipitation though. That changed today as a disturbance crossed the country. This caused moderate to heavy snow at some locations inland and that resulted in a white world. This snow was very early for the time of year!
Last night was extremely cold as well, with -5 to -8 degrees at some locations. Twenthe reported -8.5°C and that equals the Dutch October record low set in 1931!

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

October 18 2003:
The thermometer on my balcony registered the first frost of this new winter season. The temperature went down to -0,3°C. In the northeast of the country, some official KNMI stations measured -2 to -3 degrees.

October 16 2003:
From last sunday on, Dutch weather is dominated by a massive area of high pressure. It results in clear skies and a brisk easterly wind. Temperatures are quite low with highs just above ten degrees and some widespread (ground)frost. Last monday the first official frost of the new winter season was measured in Twenthe (the east of the country).

Added new pictures to the following page:
- Autumn.

Updated the Links Page and the Webcam Page.

October 11 2003:
Added new pictures to the following pages:
- The Sun
- Halo Displays
- Iridescence
- Altostratus clouds

October 10 2003:
Last night I returned from a holiday on the Greek island of Rhodes. The weather overthere was pleasantly warm (25-30 degrees most of the time) with lots of sunshine. During the last day a thunderstorm woke me in the early morning.
I missed all the action in Dutch weather, as The Netherlands had to deal with the first autumn storm and lots of graupel- and thundershowers.

October 1 2003:
Added new Photo of the Month.
September 2003 was sunny and slightly on the cool side in The Netherlands, mainly due to some cold nights.

Last monday there were a couple of funnel cloud and waterspout sightings.
From next weekend on, the weather will turn much more unsettled in Holland with plenty showers and strong winds. I will be on the island of Rhodes during that period, hopefully enjoying a thunderstorm or two in the warm air.

Added a new picture to the following page:
- Halo Displays

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