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Extratropical Cyclone Xaver #1 (ice+storm lightning thunderstorm clouds cold+snap rain snow winter sky trees nighttime ). Photo by Kajzar
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Extratropical Cyclone Xaver #1

Uploaded by: Kajzar

Friday December 6, 2013

Ksawerów, Poland

Caption: Time: 02:24 CET. In this storm in Central Poland wind speed is on average 50 km/h (31 mph) and gusts up to 90 km/h (56 mph). On the coast and in the mountains average wind speed is 65 km/h (40 mph) and gusts up to 135 km/h (84 mph). This storm caused a lot of damage, lot of broken trees, damaged cars, destroyed power lines and the worst.. three deaths (car smashed by a falling tree) and over 20 injured only in Poland.


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8. Kajzar
11:55 PM GMT on December 13, 2013
Thank you Bill! Yes those clouds looked strange and were moving very fast.
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7. Glaswegian
11:50 PM GMT on December 07, 2013
Great shot Michal; and such threatening looking cloud formations!
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6. Kajzar
4:24 PM GMT on December 07, 2013
Thank you for your comments Heidrun, Eileen, Katy, Patty and Wanda!

Update to the caption:
After three days storm Xaver caused in Poland five deaths, 53 injured, over 500 thousand homesteads without electricity and a lot of car accidents due to very difficult road conditions.
I don't know too much about situation in other european countries.
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5. Wanda1948
3:04 PM GMT on December 07, 2013
Here is the same! Windy, it snows and there is a lot of accidents on the roads!
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4. deepwoods
2:16 PM GMT on December 07, 2013
Well captured weather scene. Tragic results from this storm. Very nicely done!!

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3. katy99780
4:43 AM GMT on December 07, 2013
Oh how horrifying, how tragic!

Great photo-journalism Michal, excellent photo and information.
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2. YouKnowWho
12:29 AM GMT on December 07, 2013
Great weather capture!
Sorry to hear of all the damage, death and injuries, though!
Stay safe!
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1. trailhiker44
7:41 PM GMT on December 06, 2013
Awesome storm capture, Michal !
Great weather reporting info !
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About Kajzar


I'm Michał and I live in central Poland in small town of Ksawerów. I really enjoy to look at your photos and also I appreciate your ratings and comments under my shots. All your photos give me possibility to see places that I'll probably never could visit. Thank you!I'm sorry that I don't comment and respond to your comments as fast as I used to, but I don't have enough time because of my job. But I'll try to catch up with everything when it will be possible. I miss you all and your beautiful pictures!

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