Norway – Almost twice as much snow as last year

Over two meters (more than 7 feet) of snow in the north. Not since 2005 has there been as much snow in Nordland and Finnmark as in February this year.

In the municipality of Kautokeino there is more snow than normal, 85 cm measured today. That’s almost twice as much as at the same time last year.

In many places in Northern Norway it is well over a meter of snow, much more than normal. Most snow is in Lyngen, in Troms and Finnmark, where 220 cm (more than 7 feet) of snow was measured today.

Worried about ceilings and porches

Lisbeth Eira started getting calls from worried summer neighbors in the Langfjord in Finnmark.

“I have never had to go to the cottage before to (remove) snow, but I have to,” says Eira. The porch of the cottage was giving way to all the snow that has come lately.  There was snow all the way up to the roof, both the front door and the windows were hidden behind all the snow.

Much snow in winter is something Biti must get used to in the future. The climate is both wetter and milder in the north, says Tone Huseby at the Meteorological Institute.

She adds that there will still be cold and dry winters occasionally, but that mild and wet winters will be normal. Gentle winters can still be below 0 degrees, but it will be milder than before.

Thanks to Martin Siebert for this link

“Two meters of snow is mild?” asks Martin. “It seems they are minimizing their damage by agreeing to the Climate changes . Could this damage get worse next season?”

11 thoughts on “Norway – Almost twice as much snow as last year”

  1. The Norwegian capital, Oslo, seems to have had winter temperatures well above the seasonal norm and only small amounts of snow.

    • Oslo does not represent the whole Noway. It is indeead that the winter over Europe was very mild due to strong warm Atlantic currents. However over the cooler (mountainous) areas of Norway and also Sweden and going further to Finland the amount of snow was breaking all records so far. I’m curious about the spring and summer this time over Europe as the extenct of Arctic ice is impressive. Late frosts in my opinion.

    • Humans cannot control these storms .They come from Solar power which people haven’t learnt how to control it and they will never will. It’s a mascarade by UN to impose more unreasonable taxes. I understand curbing down pollution, however controlling and changing the climate is utter nonsense.

  2. Record Arctic sea ice, total ice is below normal. What does that even mean? Glaciers on land are less? Why would I believe that?

  3. Meanwhile, in Antarctica, “Australian scientist says global warming leading to mass melting of ice on Antarctica” (SABC News caption, South Africa)

    • I just checked. It’s still freezing even it is Summer, maybe at some coastal areas there were some positive temperatures that had a very little impact. The fact is, the ice cover over Antarctica is growing steadily and if there is some meltdown near the coast in Summer it is not news worthy.

      • I didn’t believe the Aussie “scientist”, but quoted it to amuse the informed readers of this blog. Thanks for the comment.

  4. What a nutcase lunatic Tone Huseby is! She has no clue what she’s talking about and agrees to the climate change trash!

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