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Drought in the Netherlands Posted by on May 11, 2016

A few weeks ago, as I was traveling from Maastricht to Amsterdam by train, I kept looking out enjoying the view full of farms, green areas and streams. The groenheid of the Netherlands has always amazed me (perhaps because I grew up in Texas…not so much green there!). After some contemplation, I began wondering if it…

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Record-High Rainfalls in the Netherlands Posted by on Jul 29, 2014

Yesterday, the Netherlands was hit by a huge storm with severe rainfall. A weeralarm (weather alert) in the stage code oranje (code orange) was announced in the provinces Noord-Holland, Zuid-Holland, Noord-Brabant and Utrecht. This means that there is a chance of extraordinary weather coming with a greater chance of schade en ongevallen (damage and accidents). This turned out to be more than…

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Driest Spring, Wettest Summer Posted by on Sep 2, 2011

It is a regular conversation point to talk about the weather and now it seems there is a very good reason to do so. According to the national weather service, the KNMI, this summer was the wettest summer in the Netherlands since 1906. If your summer BBQ was rained out, it was probably because of…

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