Storm blows through Baltic states

  • 1999-03-04
  • Rebecca Santana
TALLINN - Soldiers and spectators at the 81st Independence Day anniversary braved screeching winds and driving snow as the same storm that has been wreaking havoc across much of Eastern Europe blew into Estonia. The snow and wind Feb. 24 was part of the same storm system that caused dangerous avalanches in the Austrian Alps and dumped snow across much of Eastern Europe. The storm came up from the Mediterranean and packed a huge punch. The winds howled at up to 20 meters per second on land and Helve Kotli, director of the Estonian Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, said that winds at...
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