Residents in Hveragerdi in Southwest Iceland called it “the largest snow they had ever seen in their town.”
Not just the largest springtime snow, but the largest snow ever.
In the Northern fishing town of Sigluforder the story was the same, with buildings, cars and streets buried under feet of snow.
Heavy snow and total whiteout conditions (blizzards) spared few regions, and red warnings – the Nordic island nation’s highest level of alert– were issued nationwide.
Local meteorologist Einar Sveinbjornsson called it “perhaps the worst weather [of the entire season], given how extensive it was and given how many territories it affected.”
As if that weren’t enough, the unprecedented blizzards followed “a long, snowy, windy, winter,” according to @powderhounds1.
Thanks to Stephen Bird for these links