Happy Holiday Season!

It’s a little bit late, but in spite of that, I want to wish everybody a happy holiday season. We have had a few hard storms here in central Switzerland the past few weeks – the last one last night (and a little bit of this morning also). This one is a low pressure storm with the name “Burglinda”, and to give you an idea of what was going on, the main north-south autoroute (between Zurich/Basel and Bern) was completely closed down in one section close to us because tractor-trailer trucks were being blown over by the high winds.

In various places there was a lot of snow or rain (we got about 8 cm = 3 in of snow and then heavy rain on top of it with above-freezing temperatures and about 35-40 kph (that’s about 25 mph) winds inside the village – the winds were about 80-100 kph (50-60 mph) outside the built-up areas. The strongest wind was at the top of Mt Pilatus (about 35 km = 23 miles south of us) where it was measured at 195 kph (about 120 mph) – a new record.

Anyway, I hope your season was great! 😀



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