Vivian (storm)

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Vivian
Type European windstorm, Extratropical cyclone
Formed 25 February 1990
Dissipated 28 February 1990
Lowest pressure 940.3 hPa (27.77 inHg)
Areas affected Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom

Vivian was a European windstorm that affected Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom on 25–28 February 1990.[1]

Death toll: The fatalities are given as 64 persons, the damage is estimated as ca. 1.11 billion .

Wiebke (storm)[edit]

  • From 28 February to 1 March 1990
  • In central Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)
  • Death toll: 35 persons
Windthrow in a German forest

Particularly in mountain regions, a large number of trees were damaged. (Even complete spruce and beech stands/forests). Hundreds of trees were bent or thrown like matches. Extrapolations go of 60 to 70 million cubic meters of extra "cut" wood by the storm, which corresponded to about twice the annual harvesting in Germany.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vivian". XWS Catalogue. University of Reading. Retrieved 5 December 2013.