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“Snowstorms in Finland, massive blackouts,” says reader. “But not a word in the Dutch MSM.” 

Tens of thousands of households were without electricity on Friday as a result of a storm that dumped heavy snow across southern Finland and sent winds gusting up to 27 metres per second, felling trees and downing power lines.

The blizzard dumped dozens of centimetres of snow in coastal areas, making roads treacherous for motorists.

The affected areas are in Uusimaa, Häme, Pirkanmaa, Finland Proper, Kymenlaakso and South Savo. Fortum said that some of its customers in Porkkala, Kirkkonummi, Nummi-Pusula, Parainen and Salo were cut off, and that around 250 fitters were out working to restore supplies.

In Häme and Pirkanmaa around 10,000 Elenia customers lost electricity, with Hämeenlinna and Urjala affected. Kymenlaakso saw 7,900 households lose connections to the grid, with a further 4,500 in South Savo cut off.

http://yle.fi/uutiset/30000_blacked_out_by_snowstorm/6397707 

See photos:
http://yle.fi/uutiset/snowstorm_antti_in_pictures/6397988

Thanks to Marc Morano and Argiris Diamantis for these links

 

10 Responses to Finland snowstorm causes blackouts

  1. william fox says:

    Well the Dutch MSM like AD are only crying wolf , day after day we get bombarded with the absurd claims they put up now in Doah.

    Like we have a giant sea level rise , 11 mm in 20 year , the ice caps on the Northpole and Greenland are melting 3 times as fast as predicted.

    But not a word about the giant gains of ice in antartica.

    Nor the fact that now half America and Europe are now covered in snow.

    The lies will continue till the money dries up or with a local “cold snap” a few thousand people die , which I fear , will happen.

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  3. niclas says:

    the same snowstorm is here in Sweden, some places here were hit by 1 m of snow and still snowing.

  4. Argiris Diamantis says:

    Here are some pictures.
    http://yle.fi/uutiset/snowstorm_antti_in_pictures/6397988
    Mr. Niclas, 1m of snow is not a small thing, next time (and I am sure there will soon be a next time), if it can be found on the internet, please report the story to mister Felix.

  5. C. Peter Davis says:

    Almost ALL of Canada has SOME snow on the ground. There may not be copius amounts in the low-lands but it’s still only fall and the snow DID come early. There has been a light rain on the prairies since last night with more expected on Monday. On Tuesday the temps will plunge to -11C (+12.2F) leaving us coated in ice. The Trans Canada Highway is closed today to traffic from Headingly Manitoba all the way to Regina, Saskatchewan because our main highway is too slick with ice to be travelled. Canada’s winter forecast calls for more snow and cold than normal. Looks like there will be major flooding in the spring adding to the recharging of ancient glacial Lake Agassiz.

  6. Joseph says:

    You must be making this up! Surely we would be hearing about it in Australia if it were really happening. :)

  7. Cam says:

    “Tens of thousands of households were without electricity on Friday as a result of a storm that dumped heavy snow across southern Finland and sent winds gusting up to 27 metres per second, felling trees and downing power lines.”

    First time in my life I’ve ever seen wind speed noted in meters per second. : – )

    I guess that equates to 97.2 km/hr … 27 m/sec x 60 sec/min x 60 min/hr …

  8. Dale says:

    Wow. And I was grumbling about it hitting 83 degrees yesterday in southeast Texas, and being 10 to 15 degrees above average for the next 6 to 8 days. 70 degrees right now at 0743, on December 2nd. I am thankful that I don’t have to deal with snow and ice. Had an ice storm once several years ago in February, and almost crashed on an overpass. I will never forget that…

    • Wayne D says:

      Ok Dale: I’ll share this again since its entry was evidently made too late on an earlier post. We both live just south of Houston and as you already know I began keeping weather records in this area since the fall of 1970. Well, this event happened during Thanksgiving weekend of 1976 and on that Saturday I’d driven down the cost of Texas. I ended up having to spend Saturday night in Beeville Texas and during the day a very vigorous Arctic front had moved in. Well, by the next morning (Sunday) we were experiencing snow flurries and because of this I ended up having to drive from Beeville to Alvin Texas in a snowstorm. Snow fell most of the day and it took me the entire day just to get back home. Then that evening I recorded Houston as having a record low of 19 degrees… Now with all that said, I know that you and I both are extremely ready for a change in our weather.

  9. Argiris Diamantis says:

    I found the news item that niclas was refering to. Many places in Sweden saw a snowfall of 1 m.
    http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=2054&artikel=5365988


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