Record snowfall in Finland

Most snowfall ever in a single day. 

The western municipality of Merikarvia shoveled its way into history books on Saturday with a new Finnish record for snowfall in a single day.

At 8 am Saturday, meteorologists measured that more than 70 centimetres of snow had accumulated in a single 24-hour period, or close to two and a half feet.

http://yle.fi/uutiset/record_snowfall_in_merikarvia_spurs_community_spirit/8582734

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Thanks to Argiris Diamantis and Clay Olson for this link


1 thought on “Record snowfall in Finland”

  1. Open sea played big part here. Merikarvia is located on the west coast and that event was lake effect snow – kind of event. Previous record was 50 centimetres in Rauma – also on the west coast.

    In the link there is also other weather related links. Out of curiosity I read “Winter´s coldest snap starts now” – story and found bad journalism. In the story YLE states that temperatures below -40 degrees Celsius are extremely rare in Finland. That claim is nonsense.

    http://ilmatieteenlaitos.fi/kovat-pakkaset-ja-kylmimmat-talvet

    In this link to Finnish meteorological institut you can check for yourself the lowest measured temperatures in winters between 1961 – 2015. ( Suomen kylmin lämpötila vuosina 1961 – 2015 ).

    Those 5 readings in the story are only monthly records. And there is also a minor error. The lowest reading for November took place November 30th 1915.

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