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ALERT: Evacuations possible Sunday evening due to blizzard; residents urged to secure objects due to high winds (UPDATE: No evacuations after evaluations Sunday and Monday))

warning forecast

(Update 11:30 a.m. Monday: After little or no snow fell during the night, officials said no evacuation will be ordered and no further evaluation meetings have been announced.)

(Update 10 p.m. Sunday: No evacuation ordered; officials will reassess situation at 10 a.m. Monday.)

Evacuating homes in avalanche-prone areas due to snow and high winds is scheduled to be discussed at 8 p.m. Sunday by emergency officials, according to The Governor of Svalbard.

Svalbard’s dark side: Blizzards, blackouts and blunders can cloud eclipse experience


There are many ways the sun can be blocked from view. For almost everyone in Svalbard this week, only one of them is good.

Eclipsed by crowds? Try these alternatives


You’re starving, but every eatery is packed and the lines at the supermarket are endless. It’s -20C and windy, and your “cold-weather” gear isn’t. You desperately need to send an e-mail or post on your blog, but every public wi-fi network is hopelessly overloaded.

Another major wind and snow storm expected Sunday and Monday


Two weeks after a blizzard pounded Svalbard with hurricane-force winds, a slightly less powerful sequel is scheduled to arrive Saturday night and continue until Monday, according to the Norwegian Meteorological Institute.

Svalbard blows big time

Gale-force blizzard

The forecast was scary, including hurricane-force winds in some areas. As it turns out, there wasn’t much to be seen.