Articles tagged "norway"

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Massive landslide drags 8 homes into sea in Alta, Norway

Eight houses have been swept into the sea as a massive landslide hit Alta, Norway, on June 3, 2020. Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) engineer Anders Bjordal said the slide was 650 m (2 133 feet) wide and 150 m (492 feet) deep. Bjordal was...

June 05, 2020

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Record-breaking snowfall engulfs parts of Norway

A number of snowfall records tumbled across Norway, particularly its northern region, over the weekend. According to state meteorologist Eirik Samuelsen, Northern Norway has been practically buried by snow all throughout the season. With more heavy snow expected...

April 08, 2020

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Severe winter storm hits Norway with heavy snow, resulting in at least 2 fatalities

A severe winter storm hit Norway this week, dumping heavy snow and causing travel and power disruptions across parts of the country. Dozens of people were left stranded on closed roads and at least 2 people lost their lives after an avalanche hit off the...

February 21, 2020

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Rare, vivid blue auroras seen over Norway's Lofoten Islands

Rare, vivid blue auroras were seen over the night sky of Norway's Lofoten Islands on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. Photographer Matthew Steinberg captured the majestic view, which he was able to finally witness after an entire day of snow, sleet, and heavy winds....

February 19, 2020

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Extremely low air pressure brings down air traffic over northern Norway

Air pressure over northern Norway dropped below 940 hPa on February 10, 2020, as Storm Ciara impacted much of northern Europe, leading to the cancelation of air traffic over the region for the first time ever due to low pressure. It also resulted in high water...

February 12, 2020

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Norway records warmest ever January day in rare heatwave

The town of Sunndalsora in western Norway set the country's new January temperature record on Thursday, January 2, 2020, with the mercury hitting 19 °C (66.2 °F), according to the Norwegian Meteorological Institute. The area is experiencing a rare...

January 03, 2020

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Cold and record snow from north to south trigger road accidents, Norway

State meteorologists warn that slippery road conditions could get worse as the season's first major snowfall in southern Norway continues causing lots of accidents. In Tromso, the snow depth on November 6 broke a 97-year old record. Sub-freezing temperatures...

November 14, 2019

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Early snow, strong winds wreak havoc in Norway

Intense weather started hitting Vestlandet (Western Norway) on September 14, 2019, with strong storms, winds, and snow all over the area. The extreme conditions resulted in uprooted trees, knocked down power lines, floods, and landslides. Up to 20 cm (7.8 inches) of...

September 17, 2019

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Storm Knud: Dangerous windstorm affecting Norway, Denmark and Sweden, widespread damage expected

A rapidly deepening cyclone, known locally as Storm Knud, is developing in the North Sea today and is already affecting southern Norway, Denmark and southern Sweden, producing very strong winds and heavy rain. Extremely severe wind strength, likely peaking into 130...

September 21, 2018

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Avalanches, bad weather isolates Arctic community, Norway

The municipality of Berlevåg, in Norway's Lapland (Finnmark) has been experiencing problems of food deliveries and transport for six consecutive days. An avalanche and heavy snowing blocked the county road leading to the village on Friday, March 23, 2018....

March 28, 2018

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Bright fireball explodes over southern Norway

A bright fireball lit up the sky over southern Norway at 16:37 UTC on December 18, 2017 and was registered by cameras of the Norwegian Meteor Network through the cloudy skies. Analysis of videos recorded by the network and residents shows that the meteor started at...

December 21, 2017

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Massive rain, worst flooding on record hits southern Norway

A number of cities located on the southern coast of Norway have been struck by massive rainfall and severe flooding that started on September 30, 2017 and lasted until October 3, forcing people to leave their homes, while around 70 roads have been closed by the Road...

October 04, 2017

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Daylight fireball explodes over Norway

An impressive bright flash appeared above central Norway on January 15, 2017, and was observed from both western and eastern Norway. Eyewitnesses are asked to submit their reports. According to the Norwegian Meteor Network, the event occurred around 13:48 UTC and...

January 17, 2017

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"200-year flood" - Southern Norway immersed in heavy flooding

Severe Storm "Synne", known as Desmond in UK and Ireland, battered southern Norway with heavy rainfalls and strong winds during the weekend of December 5 and 6, 2015. Torrential downpours caused heavy flooding across the affected areas. Road and rail...

December 07, 2015

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Record rainfall: Freak storm dumps 102 mm of rain in 1 hour, Norway

On Monday afternoon, July 13, 2015, a sudden storm hit the village of Ogndal, north of Trondheim in central Norway, dumping 102 mm (4.01 inches) of rain in just one hour. The storm was followed by heavy hail which left a layer of ice across the area. Government meteorol

July 15, 2015

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Aurora borealis photographed in Slovenia, rare blue aurora in Norway

Aurora borealis is a normal event at high latitudes during geomagnetic storms but when they are seen as low as Slovenia (Zagarjev vrh, N46.03, E14.65) you know the event is rare and stunning for the observers. The following image was captured in Slovenia on

March 03, 2014

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Anticlockwise rotation of sea-surface height near Norway’s west coast

An unusual anticlockwise rotation of sea-surface height patterns has been observed near Norway’s west coast.  A topographic depression about 3500 m deep in the Norwegian Sea, the Lofoten Basin  is a region of high mesoscale activity and plays an important role

November 21, 2012

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Earth currents in Norway caused by solar wind stream

A solar wind stream is buffeting Earth's magnetic field and this is causing electrical currents to flow in the Earth itself at high latitudes.Rob Stammes sends this report from the Polar Light Center in Lofoten, Norway to SpaceWeather.com "Today, a magnetic

November 30, 2011

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5.4 magnitude earthquake struck in Norwegian Sea

Moderate  earthquake struck in Norwegian Sea today, August 24, 2011 at 08:08:16 UTC. According to USGS magnitude 5.4 occur at epicenter 643 km (399 miles) NW of Tromso, 721 km (448 miles) NNW of Bodo, 736 km (457 miles) WNW of Hammerfest, Norway with depth of 11.1 km

August 24, 2011

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Phytoplankton bloom in the Barents Sea

At times nature exceeds the ability of the artist’s brush to blend brilliant colors, interweave textures and combine patterns to create stunning panoramas, while using only the palette of land, water, cloud and vegetation. This stunning and artistic image of a

August 17, 2011

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Sand drift in Norway caused by sea-level changes and human activity

The sand along the south-western coastal rim of Norway has drifted for more than 9000 calendar years. This was triggered by sea-level changes and human activities, new research has found.Researchers in countries such as Denmark, the Netherlands and Poland study sand

June 26, 2011