Climate change and weather
(Iceland Review, 28 December 2009) -- If some people in Akureyri prayed for a white Christmas their prayers were answered. The snowfall in the North of Iceland has been continuous and the depth of snow there is now over 80 centimeters. “There is no indication that this snow is thawing anytime soon. We see nothing in the forecast but cold winds from the north,” said Thorsteinn Jónsson, meteorologist with the Icelandic Weather Institute to Morgunbladid. Although the snowfall has been quite heavy recently it is far from setting any records. The biggest snow depth recorded in Iceland was at Skeidsfossvirkjun, March 19 in 1995, when 297 centimeters were measured. People in Reykjavík also woke up to a layer of snow this morning in calm winter weather. Christmas was green this year in Reykjavík even though a small blizzard occurred on Christmas Eve, lightening up the pitch-black night.
Posted 28 December 2009; 12:37:01 PM. Permalink