Extreme Windstorm Xaver Poised to Batter Denmark and Germany
Posted: 8:44 PM EST on December 03, 2013
A developing extratropical low pressure system over the North Atlantic, dubbed "Xaver", is predicted to "bomb" into a potent storm with winds near hurricane force that will bring damaging winds and storm tides to the coasts of Germany, the Netherlands, and Denmark on Thursday. Wind damage may rival that of October's Extratropical Storm "Christian", which killed 18 and did $1.4 billion in damage.
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