Four meters of snow in northern Sweden – More on the way

Sweden’s most northerly ski resort has just been inundated with an unexpected four meters (13 ft!) of snow, with even more in the forecast.

“It is more snow than average for sure,” said Magnus Ormestad from the Riksgränsen ski resort. “We’ve had lots of snowfall combined with storms over the last couple of days adding to the massive buildup and snowdrifts,”

Thirteen feet! That far deeper than a one-story house.

See stunning photos
https://www.thelocal.se/20190404/meanwhile-in-northern-sweden-four-metres-of-snow-and-more-on-the-way

Thanks to Stephen Bird for this link

“Do you think it will be four meters next year or six ?” asks Stephen


11 thoughts on “Four meters of snow in northern Sweden – More on the way”

  1. Next year it will probably not occur, as such events are rare, random and most certainly not annual.

  2. MetOffice expecting a cold Easter period with a Scandinavian beast from the east over the Northern higher elevations of the UK, Hill Snow.

    lets hope that the midland climates convention for the last 100 years which says snow after 21st March dosent last long.

    I need to get seeds in the garden for vegies, and unless the soil temp is above 5C they dont germinate.

  3. i see heyll spend 800k kronor moving a sand dune?
    might be better spent moving snow;-)

    or best option put some reservoirs in to keep the meltwaters if they really thought warming was real;-)

  4. I certainly hope the Swedish People have provided housing, fuel, food, electricity for their “refugees”, who have a right to housing, food, fuel, women, electricity…………………………………………..

  5. The real question is how far from the range of “normal” is this? Yes, it’s a lot of snow, and yes, it IS April, but I don’t know what normal for this area is, thus how to consider this. To put it another way, it is like taking a phrase or statement out of the context of what was being said. This really needs a better reference frame.

    As an example, “This Place, Somewhere, just got 18 inches of rain in 24 hours!” To most people anywhere, that sounds like a phenomenal rain storm. But for This Place, Somewhere, where they normally get 680 inches of rain a year, an 18 inch deluge happens about 8 times a year! So the headline is correct, but the “extreme event” hype falls on its face when the event is put in the proper reference frame.

  6. This has been one of the coldest winters on record here in Southern California. Our pineapples and avocado trees have died.

    Have you seen the recent analysis done by the Royal Observatory in Belgium for April 3, 2019?
    http://www.sidc.be/silso/spotless

    Belgium is now admitting that this current solar minimum could be longer and deeper than they previously thought. Spaceweather.com has been saying this for a long time now.

    We are having more volcanic activity, an increased wobble of the earth, a continual polar shift, almost continual solar winds. and solar prominences which could lead to hyder flares.

    We are not seeing increasing numbers of sunspots with the reversed magnetic polarity of the upcoming solar cycle 25. This means that many more months of a spotless sun are yet upon us.

    My dad who was an astrophysicist told me that our sun is unstable and to expect the unusual.

  7. If it were normal in Sweden, why would it make news headlines? They are used to snow in that country, duh!

  8. Replying as I live in Northern Finland only a few hours drive away from Riksgränsen. This amount of snow is definitely not normal, and the historical record has been shattered in many locations. In other areas of Lapland though, snow levels are normal. Here in the South we have a lot less than last year, which was a record breaking one with over 150 cm in some places (we’re close to the sea so we never get extreme levels due to mild temperature that favours melting)

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