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Compare annual regional

& local winter T°C during WWII;

N-Europe ./.  Stockholm

Annual, as well as winter temperatures fell to record low immediately after World War II had started. The shown images, annual ./. winter, give a good indication of what happened, whereby it is interesting to note that the winter 1941/42 was the harshest for Stockholm. This should not come so much as surprise as the Eastern Baltic Sea had been covered with the heaviest naval activities since the German Wehrmacht had ambushed the Soviet Union in June 1941. For six months the German and Russian navies seeks to destroy the enemies. The Baltic Sea was churned up-side-down.

The Swedish meteorologist Gösta H. Liljequist[1] wrote immediately after the extraordinary winter 1941/42 (excerpt):

“The winter 1941/42 was colder than the winters 1939/40 and 1940/41. At Stockholm it was one of the very coldest winters since 1756, when regular temperature observations were started. If we graduate the severity of a winter according to the value of the mean temperature of the three coldest months of the winter half year, 1941/42 is found to be the coldest winter since 1756. “


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