We just had a storm called “Ole” that blasted the northern part of Norway this past weekend.  Ole has left us with lots of snow to shovel, and frosted our buildings from basement to roof. I also want to share a photo of our neighbors’ stairs leading up to their house.  They are amazing atContinue reading “Snow-Blasted”

Storm watching

Today the skies and waves were in constant motion.  Gale force winds whipped through our town, one minute revealing crisp blue skies, the next, a whirl of snow flakes and low visibility.  These three photos give a small glimpse into the ever-changing skies today:

Extreme Weather Warning Equals Inside Day

Since yesterday evening we’ve had an extreme weather warning in effect…. translated as winds around 30 mps (67 miles per hour) with wind gusts predicted up to 40-50 mps (89 to 110 mph).  Waves were predicted to be up to 15 meters high (50 feet). Not sure how strong the winds were, or how highContinue reading “Extreme Weather Warning Equals Inside Day”

Waiting for the storm

There’s an abnormally large number of boats docked in the harbor today.  My uneducated, land-lubber guess is because of the today’s weather forecast that says a polar low, also called arctic hurricane, may touch down today. On Monday, a polar low hit, and WOW, let me tell you, it was something to be experienced… inContinue reading “Waiting for the storm”