Christmas flood

Yesterdays Christmas was still a bit white and snowy but then – déjà vu – it got warmer and started to rain. At the same time the sea level was extremely high again: More than 100 cm above normal. I did the beach walk with chest waders and spikes and took the picture of one of the small pine trees with my underwater camera:

The locals that have their summer cottages on the near island Storgrundet came with their cars to check the sea level. They were a bit nervous because just now they cannot reach the island; neither by boat nor by foot. The ice itself is still thick but not at the borders where the warm weather melted it away.

Same day, another place: Skellefteälven – even more water than some weeks ago. The waterside promenade along the river had a layer of ice on the bottom and was flooded with up to 30 cm water.

Interesting weather, but I miss the snow.

Did anyone of you had a white Christmas?

4 comments to “Christmas flood”

  1. Christiane 2015-12-25 18:46

    Haha, good joke… :-) Here the young cows are out enjoying the fresh green grass…!!! I can’t remember ever having seen that on Christmas.
    At the moment I watch the webcam at Finse… lots of snow, beautiful.

  2. way-up-north 2015-12-26 08:35

    A tiny layer of hard crusted in the backyard is left, most most snow melted away. Not it will get colder – at least no rain anymore.

  3. Ma HB 2015-12-26 11:24

    Olaf we haven ‘t snow too. The weather is marvelous. Blue sky and sunshine. Olaf and Annika we great you and wish you a second fine chrismas day. Ma and Andrew and Kathy and Fabi and Steven

  4. way-up-north 2015-12-26 22:02

    Tomorrow we will get our snow. We will make a three-day trip to Arvidsjaur, two hours in the west. Weather forecast looks quite good: Cold and sunny.

    By the way: Nice idea to translate all the names into English, Ma HB

    Have a good time with the family. Wish I could be there, too.

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