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 high the waves were, but the Hurtigruta (Coastal Express) cancelled it’s route.  The roads to the island were closed due to strong winds.  And at our house the kids piled into our bed because they were afraid of the creaking walls and roof.  So for this wimpy American living in the North Cape… it was an indoor kind of day 🙂





About ekhaugli

I'm Erica from America living at the top of the world - North Cape, Norway. I'm an artist at Once Upon a Dream Studio, nestled in the picturesque fishing town, Honningsvåg. http://www.onceuponadream.no In 2014 I started and environmental art project, One Step at a Time, concentrating on removing trash from or arctic shoreline.
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14 Responses to Extreme Weather Warning Equals Inside Day

  1. Seems the winds have been crazy all over the place since the Phillipine typhoon hit! Even here in a climate totally opposite of yours, we’ve had a windy week with frequent gusts of 50mph!
    Stay safe!

  2. smilecalm says:

    warm is good, may it be cozy, inside

  3. sueedstrom2 says:

    Glad you are all home in the cozy warmth while this is going on. Hard to imagine the waves being so high. It’s good you live up on a hill, but I’m sure the winds feel stronger there.

  4. Forest So Green says:

    Good idea to spend the day inside, Annie

  5. Yikes.. extreme! Batten down the hatches! Read your previous post on the big bad wind, two years back; what a climate.! Indoors sounds like the best place to be.

  6. TedG says:

    Strange the thing that strikes such fear or foreboding can also be so beautiful to behold. Stay warm!

  7. allesistgut says:

    The forces of nature are really huge. But then it’s nice to be inside in a warm house and watch nature playing.

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