Storm Forecast Valid: Sat 15 Feb 2014 06:00 to Sun 16 Feb 2014 06:00 UTC Issued: Sat 15 Feb 2014 00:00 Forecaster: PISTOTNIK
A level 1 was issued for Denmark and coastal areas of S Norway, NW Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium for severe wind gusts and to a lesser extent for tornadoes.
Between a long-wave ridge over Southeastern Europe and a long-wave trough from Norway to Portugal, a fairly strong Southwesterly flow stretches from Iberia all the way into Scandinavia. All features make only a very slow eastward progress, which keeps synoptic-scale forcing on the low side. The only progressive short-wave trough moves into Scandinavia, where it overspreads the warm front of a strong but filling cyclone centered over the North Sea. The subsequent cold front stretches across Germany, France and Spain.