Iceland’s Emigration Center Disappears Under Record Snowfall

The violent snowstorm is also responsible for the deaths of up to 80 horses, according to Sigridur Bjornsdottir, a veterinarian for MAST, the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority.

“There is a tradition in Iceland for horses to stay outside year-round, and that has been the case since the country was settled,” said Bjornsdottir. “Farmers do not have stables for these horses, which require considerable space. It is, therefore, hard to imagine what more could have been done.”

“We’ve never before had snow on this scale,” exclaimed Valgeir Þorvaldsson, director of the Icelandic Emigration Center in Hofsós, North Iceland [as reported by icelandmonitor].

Located in a two-story house, the Emigration Center practically disappeared under a monster dumping of snow delivered by last week’s record-breaking storm.

“There are, I believe, 9 meters (30 ft) up to the gable of the biggest house, and the roofs are very steep, too,” continued Þorvaldsson.

“Maybe this is why people emigrated to America,” he jokingly pondered.

Fearing the structure could collapse, Þorvaldsson said first it was “essential to make sure no one is inside.”

People worked hard shoveling snow off the roofs on Monday, Dec 16, in addition to clearing second story windows so they could access the offices.

Historically low solar activity

NASA prediction solar cycle 25

NASA has recently revealed this upcoming solar cycle (25) will be “the weakest of the past 200 years,” and they’ve correlated previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.

Iceland’s Emigration Center Disappears under Snow: “We’ve never before had snow on this scale”

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21 thoughts on “Iceland’s Emigration Center Disappears Under Record Snowfall”

  1. According to an Aljazeera caption just now, Moscow is experiencing it’s hottest December in 100 years. This is very bad news for global warming enthusiasts. It means that there was no warming for the last 100 years, and that Moscow was hotter prior to this 100-year period.
    Yesterday another caption claims the hottest day on record for Australia at 41,9 degrees centigrade. Aussies, this is nothing to brag about. During the 1970’s, +40 C was par for the course here in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa.

      • I know that. Moscow is probably snow covered now. The point I wanted to make is that statements liked “hottest in 100 years” is not good propaganda for the greenies. It proves the opposite and provides ammunition for “deniers” like me.

    • hi Deon
      normal aussies know the 40c temps arent all that rare or requiring panic
      however the snowflakes n warmists who have never been out of cities and aircon are having hissy fits;-)

      and if moscows warm? doubt that cos my friend in Ufa said their summer was cool to downright cold and temps for a warm day are 3c

    • Just the Opposite Deon, all thanks to Meridional Jet Stream activity.
      A short Jet Stream southerly spike up to 8C and back down to 2C
      1918 a period of Meridional Jet Stream activity during Solar cycles SC11 to SC14, commonly called the Gleissberg Period 1880 to 1940.
      The Period which set modern records many of which are still held for Heat, Cold and Drought, a period of time of reduced solar energy output, it was much warmer during the Solar Warm Periods of Holocene MAX, Minoan, Roman and Medieval warm periods.

    • The Australian temperature record as kept by the BOM is a complete joke as Jo Nova has shown on her blog. It is a scandal that the socialist media is totally ignoring as they spout alarmist propaganda.

  2. I’m glad we are reporting such anomalies like this. I have been tracking temps with the Dallas-Fort Worth-Denton (Texas, USA) trying to correlate past/present cycles. From 1890 till today, short term cycles have been erratic with long terms static. IOWs, mild climate change over decades but nothing from the ordinary with short term variations. Hell, if short term weather can’t be “predicted” beyond a week with weather satellites, how can the ‘climate’ be ‘predicted’???

  3. Well, when their roofs collapse they will find out how their horses feel- every winter- won’t they?
    Many cultures have a “tradition” of animal neglect and abuse. May they all be buried in snow.

  4. That is so seriously cruel for the horses and it makes my blood boil to not build a nice warm barn for them. In the UK which is a lot warmer than Iceland the horses are kept well in warm dry stables and the vet can see to their every need. What if there’s snow on the stables roof? You just have to brush it off or otherwise the roof might collapse. Not rocket science is it just to look after your animals? Costs? Yes of course it costs. Just don’t have animals if you cannot afford to keep them.

  5. 9 thoughts on.. Black Smokers.
    Could these heat plumes affect local weather iñ Iceland as well as evidenced in SW Pacific El Ñino Smokers. Alaska volcanos, show increased activity for awhile now, but little to no info on Smokers.
    Oregon Smokers in the news as well as Iceland. Bering Sea cod moving north due to heat plume. I figure Alutian trench has plenty of.. plumage 😉 big question overlooked, global ocean circulation/jet stream coupling.

  6. Ok, which Robert? Is anyone else being confused by this?

    Robert from Oklahoma, won’t you please add a last initial or other distinguishing mark to your name?

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