Snow Conditions in Lapland…

…this year was something I reported on earlier. At that time I mentioned how much and how heavy the snowfall had been.
Now, as we approach the middle of April, I can stoutly announce that this winter has been exceptional with snowfall. Snow depths around Jokkmokk can reach up to 1.3 meters (appx. 4 ft 3 in) and, last weekend, when everyone was relaxingly believing that spring warmth was finally approaching and the roads were all dry and free from snow, we got hit with 35 cm (appx. 1 ft) of snow in one night!

resize-of-dsc_0154.JPGPhoto: Thank God for snowblowers!

Many in Jokkmokk are commenting on the snow amount and depth and many are running out of space for snow removal reasons. Should we get a whopping load of sunshine and heat and should the snow melt rapidly, there could be a real risk of unusual flooding this spring due to the amount of snow and the ground being frozen.

Summarizing, snow is no longer very “romantic” anymore.

2 thoughts on “Snow Conditions in Lapland…

  1. Yeah, that’s global warming for ya!

    The world needs more photos like this. If I had a penny for every time someone said “but duuh, global warming will mean there’s LESS snow!” then I’d have… like… five cent or something.

  2. It’s same here in Finnish Lapland. And like today it just keeps snowing and snowing. Well I’ve always liked winter… Great pic too!

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