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Alfrida is this year's first storm
"Alfrida is this year's first storm"

"the Storm that struck Sweden already on the first day of the SMHI has been named Alfrida. Swedish meteorological and hydrological institute named the storm after namnsdagsprincipen."

"– We simply go after the almanac, and since no one has name day on new year's day may we look to the future and take into account what the previous storms named and then was Alfrida next on the tour, " explains meteorologist Therese Gadd at the Swedish meteorological institute."

"Alfrida has the name day until Thursday, but Wednesday's name is Svea, and the name got a januaristorm 2015. If Svea has fallen out of memory, it may be because she came of itself, and never reach up to storm the fortress."

"There is no long tradition of naming storms in Sweden. The first time that the almanac used was when the storm Simone got its name in October 2013."

"Memorable storms Gudrun in 2005 was named by the Norwegian weather service. Sweden wont let it first affected country to manage the naming. And because many low pressure systems coming from the west, it is therefore often in Denmark or Norway who may find in the name."

"– But just Alfrida relate mainly to Sweden, and even Finland, to a certain extent, " says Therese Gadd as an explanation as to why Alfrida called that she called."

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