“Mammoth” snow totals. Some communities isolated.
“Much of Iceland is digging out following a potent blizzard that brought winds topping 100 mph and yards of snow to some areas,” says the Washington Post. “As many as 20,000 people lost power as temperatures tumbled into the teens and 20s, with a few communities isolated.” This in a nation of only 360,000
The storm was so severe that it prompted the Icelandic Met Office to issue an unprecedented “red alert.”
There were preliminary reports that the winds there gusted to 159 mph, though that data have not yet been reviewed by Gudmundsson and his team.
Equally impressive were the mammoth snow totals that resulted. Or that are believed to have resulted.
Thanks to Benjamin Napier for this link