All-time record snowfall buries parts of Sweden

The first flakes of the season in Sweden’s northern town of Kiruna fell back on Sept 30 and from then on have continued relentlessly. Accumulations now comfortably surpass the region’s all-time snowfall record.

On Thursday, March 19 heavy snow fell over Kiruna adding to the record-breaking 3.25 meters (10.7 ft) that had already accumulated this season–accumulations that busted the old snowfall record from 1997-98.

Don’t tell Greta.

All-Time Record Snowfall Buries parts of Sweden — 3.25 M (10.7 Ft) — Don’t Tell Greta…

Thanks to Jack Hydrazine for this link


13 thoughts on “All-time record snowfall buries parts of Sweden”

  1. For some interesting background: Kiruna is a city being moved due to extensive iron mining, The whole thing is falling down into a pit from the mining. The relative close city of Malberget were moved decades ago for the same reasons.

    • Ron, are you the same Ron Greer that posts on WA?
      I subscribed for 3 months some time ago, but often scroll through the interesting comments

  2. Wish All of the UK would Get Some of this, as ALL {apart from Coronavirus} I’m Hearing is OMG We are Warming up, Lets Ban This and That……

    WHY Don’t They get that Banning ALL CO2 will Hurt/Kill ALL Plant Life, Then where will We bee IF There is NO Oxygen for Us to Breath….

    • I say we ban All soft drinks, Beer (yeah i know) and Champaign. Then ban mouth to mouth resuscitation.
      I wonder if people will wake up then ?

  3. I’d forgotten about Kirunavaara until now. By gum – it’s not the Chinese, it’s those damned Swedes started the Kirunavaaras!

    I’m not sure Kirunavaara is a volcano, but if it is, perhaps we should toss in a particular virgin to appease the mountain. Greta would be happy to offer herself to save personkind.

  4. I happened to visit that mine in the early 1960’s!

    Already then, the above ground center ridge of the the mountain (of solid iron ore) had been mined-out and the actual mining moved underground.

    What astounded me was the vast size of the underground “highway system” that was traveled by big buses to bring the miners from the surface down and up again.

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