DISCUSSION: As a strong low pressure system continued to pound parts of far western Europe, there was certainly quite a scene to be had by all those positioned at or near the western-facing coastlines of Sweden. Due to the persistent and powerdul onshore flow associated with the aforementioned Northeast Atlantic low pressure system, there was very impressive wave action observed during the day on Tuesday, December 27th. Here is a great example of just some of the stormy weather and high waves in Gotland, Sweden. According to the latest data, some wind gusts reached over 30 m/s (or 65 to 70 mph) in the Baltic Sea region last night (courtesy of Jasmine Rosell). Note how those wind gusts were just short of attaining the minimum hurricane wind speed threshold which reinforced the serious nature of the threat tied to this intense wave action crashing into the seawall as shown in the first-hand footage attached above. These particularly strong wind speeds certainly made it difficult to travel smoothly either on the ground or in the air for that matter.
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