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Avalanche In Far North Of Norway December 20, 2015

Filed under: Norway,Svalbard Norway,Weather — Janet @ 11:28 pm

Flash news item in today’s (Sunday Dec 20) Seattle Times. Saturday at about 11 a.m. North of the Arctic Circle in Svalbard an Avalanche. – during the time of complete darkness!!  Need I say more.  Norway must be well used to winter snowstorms and avalanches  But this was an even more severe  storm in an area well geared to  extreme storms.  El nino?  A situation graphically described in the book We Die Alone by David Howarth.

406677-norway-avalanche-afp                                                                      9781599210636_p0_v2_s192x300 David Haworth We Die Alone