Was the Adriatic Sea a Place of Sudden Storms?

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The Adriatic Sea is located between Greece and Italy. The Bible mentions the Adriatic Sea in the Book of Acts:

Acts 27:27 – But when the fourteenth night was come, as we were driven up and down in Adria, about midnight the shipmen deemed that they drew near to some country.

The Sea of Adria separated Italy from Illyricum, Dalmatia and Epeirus, and its southern portion is connected to the Ionian Sea. Ancient writers spoke of the Adriatic Sea as a place of frequent and sudden storms.

A 2004 NASA article read like this:

An intense winter storm raced across the Mediterranean on November 13 and 14, 2004. Gale-force winds sank three ships off Algiers, Algeria, and heavy rain drenched the country. Overnight, the storm moved north to Italy and the Adriatic Sea. Here, the storm halted air, road and sea traffic with winds that gusted up to 200 kilometers per hour (125 mph), according to local media reports. As it swept east across Europe on November 15, the storm cut off power and damaged communities in Croatia on the Adriatic coast and in Romania, where more than 50 centimeters (18 inches) of snow fell. NASA Earth Observatory

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