DISCUSSION: As of earlier in the day on Wednesday, very heavy snowfall began cranking off of the Gulf of Finland. As noted in the actual post on the Meteo Europe Facebook page, "Clouds with snow are moving from the Gulf of Finland to the northern coast of Estonia. The wind is still strong and feels very cold. Wind gusts are reaching up to 25 m/s in the coastal areas. In the afternoon, 27,2 m/s wind gust was measured in Osmussaare." Clearly, there are incredibly dangerous travel conditions in place across sections of northern Estonia so if you need to be out and about, be sure to take it slow. Many people across northern Estonia will continue to see more lake effect snow for some time before it tapers off over the next 24 to 36 hours. The conclusion to this particular lake effect snow will be a result of the fact that the wind direction will begin to gradually shift from the north to west; mitigating the potential to wind to travel across a sufficient distance of the Gulf of Finland.
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