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Cyclone Christian
St. Jude storm
Christian 28 October 2013.jpg
Christian making landfall in Denmark on 28 October 2013.
Type Extratropical cyclone
European windstorm
Formed 26 October 2013
Dissipated 31 October 2013
Lowest pressure 967 mb (28.56 inHg)
Highest gust 194.4 km/h (120.8 mph; 105.0 kn), Als, Denmark
Total fatalities 17 dead, 1 missing
Areas affected United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Russia

The St. Jude Storm also known as Cyclone Christian was a severe European windstorm that hit Northwestern Europe from 27 October 2013 to 28 October 2013. The storm caused 17 deaths. Winds of up to 80–90 mph (130–145 km/h) were forecast for southern England, but the highest windspeed was in Denmark, where a gust of 120.8 mph (194.4 km/h) was recorded in the south of the country on the afternoon of 28 October, the strongest wind recorded in the country's history. Damage occurred in Denmark, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, and United Kingdom.

Storms Burkhard-Christian 201310261012 UTC
Satellite image 26 October 2013 at 1012 UTC showing the position of the St. Jude Storm (Storm Christian) forming over Northern Atlantic. At the top of the image, the low pressure "Burkhard".

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