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Wind wimps? We survived the great gale of ’19 – or are we a bunch of weather weakings scorned by sturdy old-timers?

survivestorm

We escaped the howler unscathed. The howling, not so much.

Red-alert avalanche maps, headlines hollering about hurricanes and fears of fast flying objects sent Longyearbyen citizens scrambling for shelter while there was literally no wind at the miner’s statute in the town square at noon Thursday. And folks waited…and waited…for the big bad winds to blow their (or somebody’s) house down.