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September 13, 2017, Storm Sebastian

September 13, 2017, Storm Sebastian

Germany was hit on September 13, 2017 by a deadly windstorm. “Sebastian”. The storm did a lot of damage in Northern Germany and killed three people. Also Southern Germany was affected by the storm. In Upper Bavaria the alps could be seen very clearly. This was similar like the “Foehn-Effect” but not necessarily the same [...]

Berlin, August 1, 2017: Spectacular Evening Sky

Berlin, August 1, 2017: Spectacular Evening Sky

On August 1 again a hot air mass met a cold air mass over Germany. Subsequently there was an air mass limit. Air mass limits are often the reason for severe weather events like extreme thunderstorms with tornados and flooding or downbursts. (A good definition what an air mass is could be found at the [...]

Berlin, July 22, 2017: The Flood Again

Berlin, July 22, 2017: The Flood Again

Again scenes looking like from Roland Emmerich’s “Day After Tomorrow”. Roughly three weeks after the flooding with lots of damage the German capital was again hit by severe weather. A thunderstorm and torrential rain hit the city on Saturday afternoon when many people were celebrating the Christopher-Street-Day-Parade. Luckily it didn’t affect much of the parade, [...]

June 29, 2017:  State Of Exception In Berlin Due To Epic Rainfall

June 29, 2017: State Of Exception In Berlin Due To Epic Rainfall

Berlin and North-East-Germany have an increasing problem due to climate change: it’s getting too dry. Statistically the annual precipitation amount in Berlin is around 550mm or less. The City and Brandenburg, which is the most dry province in Germany, are situated between the continental climate regions in Eastern Europe and the West of Germany which [...]

Breitachklamm Gorge, Germany/Austria - May 27, 2017

Breitachklamm Gorge, Germany/Austria – May 27, 2017

Wild nature in the most fascinating way – this is the Breitachklamm  near Oberstdorf, Bavaria, in the Allgäu mountains: A winding river through a wide gorge. Situated in the lovely Kleinwalsertal this is the deepest canyon in Central Europe. Thanks to a tremendous effort of volunteers tourists can experience this wonder of nature not far [...]

September 13, 2017, Storm Sebastian
September 13, 2017, Storm Sebastian

Germany was hit on September 13, 2017 by a deadly windstorm. “Sebastian”. The storm did a lot of damage in Northern Germany and killed three people. Also Southern Germany was affected by the storm. In Upper Bavaria the alps could be seen very clearly. This was similar like the “Foehn-Effect” but not necessarily the same [...]

Berlin, August 1, 2017: Spectacular Evening Sky
Berlin, August 1, 2017: Spectacular Evening Sky

On August 1 again a hot air mass met a cold air mass over Germany. Subsequently there was an air mass limit. Air mass limits are often the reason for severe weather events like extreme thunderstorms with tornados and flooding or downbursts. (A good definition what an air mass is could be found at the [...]

Berlin, July 22, 2017: The Flood Again
Berlin, July 22, 2017: The Flood Again

Again scenes looking like from Roland Emmerich’s “Day After Tomorrow”. Roughly three weeks after the flooding with lots of damage the German capital was again hit by severe weather. A thunderstorm and torrential rain hit the city on Saturday afternoon when many people were celebrating the Christopher-Street-Day-Parade. Luckily it didn’t affect much of the parade, [...]

June 29, 2017: State Of Exception In Berlin Due To Epic Rainfall
June 29, 2017:  State Of Exception In Berlin Due To Epic Rainfall

Berlin and North-East-Germany have an increasing problem due to climate change: it’s getting too dry. Statistically the annual precipitation amount in Berlin is around 550mm or less. The City and Brandenburg, which is the most dry province in Germany, are situated between the continental climate regions in Eastern Europe and the West of Germany which [...]

Breitachklamm Gorge, Germany/Austria – May 27, 2017
Breitachklamm Gorge, Germany/Austria - May 27, 2017

Wild nature in the most fascinating way – this is the Breitachklamm  near Oberstdorf, Bavaria, in the Allgäu mountains: A winding river through a wide gorge. Situated in the lovely Kleinwalsertal this is the deepest canyon in Central Europe. Thanks to a tremendous effort of volunteers tourists can experience this wonder of nature not far [...]

April 28, 2017 – Snowfall
April 28, 2017 - Snowfall

End of April: It is shortly before “Beltane” – the day where the summer is introduced – but in Southern Germany it looks like Middle of January. Even the days are already long, there is a grey twilight all the day. Its snowing and raining for days, temperature always close to zero. In the Black [...]

The Oldest Mountain Weather Observatory Of The World And A Weather Trail
The Oldest Mountain Weather Observatory Of The World And A Weather Trail

60 kilometres south-west of Bavarian’s capital Munich is not only one of the oldest observatories  but also one of the most important high-tech weather stations of our days. The Hohen Peissenberg is a nearly 1000 metres high mountain with a spectacular view. The mountain is situated in front of the Alps and many peaks could [...]

Dangerous Storm – Berlin And Brandenburg, Germany, March 17, 2017
Dangerous Storm - Berlin And Brandenburg, Germany, March 17, 2017

On Saturday, March 18, an unexpected storm hit the capital Berlin and Brandenburg. The wind freshed up after noon and lasted till afternoon. A wind gust with 100 km/h was registered. The Fire starters got over 300 calls. Damage in the city was limited but in the surrounding Brandenburg the storm caused a tragic event [...]

Winterstorm – Severe Weather In The Bavarian Alps, January 7-8, 2017
Winterstorm - Severe Weather In The Bavarian Alps, January 7-8, 2017

January 2017 began with very cold temperatures in Middle Europe. In some places it was 20 degrees below zero. Then it became warmer and in Upper Bavaria and in the Alps there was heavy snowfall. In Mittenwald, which is very close to the Austrian-German border, there was a mass of snow. Snow began falling on [...]

Frost – Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Early December 2016
Frost - Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Early December 2016

December 2016 was a dry month in many parts of Germany except the North-East. There was also very little snow in many regions. However another weather phenomenon created fascinating sceneries: hoar frost. After some warmer periods there was ground frost and air frost in the early days of December. It was the right condition for [...]