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Kaliningrad winter temperatures

indicate a link to naval war.

Extract from Chapter 3_31, page 204f:


  • Liljequist concluded (1942): The remarkable change in the winter climate came to an abrupt end in 1940, with three severe winters 1940, 1941 and 1942. It is noticeable that one of the very mildest series of three winters, viz. 1938-1939 preceded the most severe ones, 1940-1942.
  • As early as in the war year 1944, Groissmeyer summarized temperature data (from Königsberg/Kaliningrad) according to three year intervals starting in 1853 until the third war winter 1941/42. The result is shown in the corresponding graph.


Comment: War at sea in general, and the cold winters of 1939/40 and 1941/42 in particular, the extensive fighting in the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Finland provide the only plausible explanation for the severity of the war winters of 1939-42.


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