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Ice age in Slovenia "literally"

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BoskoSLO #1 Posted 07 February 2014 - 12:21 AM

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Since 31.1.2014 till today and counting we are fighting against a massive sleet storm in Slovenia. Even my grandma doesn't remember such wide and massive natural disaster. We got yearly floods and extreme winds but we never had such a massive sleet storm in more than 100 years or even more. If the sleet storm would last for 1 or 2 days more I think the whole country would just collapse and ended in very very dark and cold nights.

As far as I know is that more than 40% of the Slovenians forest is completely destroyed and 2/5 of the country without electric power due to collapsed power lines.

I live about 80km "air distance " from the most effected region but still the sleet storm reached my home region and hit quite hard too but about 20% of our nearest forests destroyed including all power lines that leads trough the forest.

 

Here is a short video which shows the most devastated region in Slovenia called Postojna. People there are literally living in a ice age without electric power for 5+ days and counting.

 

http://izklop.com/?u...a=open&id=90570

 

http://www.liveleak....=ff0_1391451920

 

 

So basically this happen in Slovenia:

http://ww2010.atmos....p/gifs/slt3.gif


Edited by BoskoSLO, 07 February 2014 - 03:05 PM.


LazyJustice #2 Posted 07 February 2014 - 12:25 AM

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Yup... friend near maribor, was nearly 3 days without power now and then it would come
Here in croatia we enjoy warm 17°C :smile:

LUNSSI #3 Posted 07 February 2014 - 12:52 AM

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Our Earth takes deep breaths. each breath last a millenia!

 

Our lives are but spark of energy in this vast and dynamic world.

 

 

 

 



Kevbar #4 Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:22 AM

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View PostArnold_Judas_Rimmer, on 07 February 2014 - 12:52 AM, said:

Our Earth takes deep breaths. each breath last a millenia!

 

Our lives are but spark of energy in this vast and dynamic world.

 

 

 

 

Wow, That's quite profound from a Smee-Hee :blinky:



olukej #5 Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:30 AM

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Winter is coming my summer boy, winter is coming


Edited by olukej, 07 February 2014 - 01:32 AM.


Carantanien #6 Posted 07 February 2014 - 08:42 AM

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A lot of links to articles and pictures on link below (if any1 interested)...there is/was (its getting warmer) up to 15 cm of ice 

http://iceagenow.inf...stroying-trees/

 

and No, the ice age is not coming (yet), the problem was something like this:

- snowing at 3000 m

- warm air from mediteran or smthg like that at 2000m transforming snow to rain

- on ground temperatures were  below 0°C (not some extreme cold) and rain freezed

 

Numbers made up, cant find a picture of vertical cross-section how it looked like.



Turboslav #7 Posted 07 February 2014 - 08:43 AM

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Hey there SloBro, here in Laško it wasnt that bad like in some other towns, maybe because there's always like 5% alcohol fumes in the air, you know, Laško pivo... :smile:

komisarcina #8 Posted 07 February 2014 - 11:57 AM

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25 km from Maribor in Lovrenc na Pohorju - 2 days without power, 4 days without cable internet, mobile phone signal very patchy... But the community really came together, we helped each other out by removing fallen trees, lending power generators etc. It is such moments that make me proud to be a Slovenian.

BoskoSLO #9 Posted 07 February 2014 - 03:00 PM

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View Postkomisarcina, on 07 February 2014 - 11:57 AM, said:

25 km from Maribor in Lovrenc na Pohorju - 2 days without power, 4 days without cable internet, mobile phone signal very patchy... But the community really came together, we helped each other out by removing fallen trees, lending power generators etc. It is such moments that make me proud to be a Slovenian.

So true what you said about how the community "people who live near you" came closer I mean, when I went outside for a walk with my family and no matter where we went, we always met some people. Almost nobody way inside their houses.

 

Today everything went back to normal besides the half damaged/destroyed trees/forest and power lines we all stayed alive and nobody was hurt. So far only one guy died in Slovenia during the ice storm and it was an electric worked who got shocked to death by a high voltage power line during maintenance.



Ubertoaster #10 Posted 07 February 2014 - 05:57 PM

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This picture perfectly represents this winter in Bulgaria. I kinda feel cheated.



pie_eater #11 Posted 07 February 2014 - 06:04 PM

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Its lovely & warm here in England... 3 degrees. :facepalm:

Desyatnik_Pansy #12 Posted 07 February 2014 - 06:05 PM

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View Postpie_eater, on 07 February 2014 - 05:04 PM, said:

Its lovely & warm here in England... 3 degrees. :facepalm:

 

Just rain up in the north. Well, not just rain; it's insanely bright during the morning, then God just piddles all over us.

 

Back to the topic though; I hope for the best for your country OP. Not much more I can do than say that, sadly.



MolochZ #13 Posted 07 February 2014 - 06:05 PM

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For a minute there I thought you were phishing for money :tongue:

 

But seriously that looks crazy. Best of luck.



Strelok22 #14 Posted 11 February 2014 - 01:12 AM

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Yep, nothing going on in Bulgaria.

 

October-January temperatures rarely dropped below 5 C. (Should be like -10 to 4 C)

First week of February was -10 C and now it is 15 C.         (Should be -15 to 0 C)



Ham_Shank #15 Posted 11 February 2014 - 09:17 AM

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Damn, I tough we in Finland have bad snowstorms. Be brave Slovenia.



soolerman #16 Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:17 PM

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Yep my friend in Norway are not having fun at the moment very cold and lots of snow. Nether are the two people I know that live in Canada having fun with the weather.

 

As for hear in the UK we are slowly drowning. It has rained so much that the water can not sock away into the ground anymore and trees are starting to sway by there muddy roots in the wind. As I type this the win is howling and the rain is coming down hard. It has rain everyday for over two months now and for an average of ten hours a day. The back garden, drive way and street out side my front door have standing water and I live on a hill!! My local river is flooded and you can smell the sewers everywhere you go. The nearby farms have drowned crops in all the low lying fields and most of the sheep are suffering from foot rot and losing condition fast. Lambing starts in a few weeks and I can't see any of the fields being fit for the labs to go out on. So that will mean the farmers having to keep then inside till they go to market and they will make a lose on them this year. I have found lost of dead songbirds locally. They have simply died from the affects of being cold and wet for so long.






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