An extreme snowstorm hit Iceland Sunday, December 2 dumping over a metres worth of snow in just 24 hours.
According to the Iceland Met Office, Akureyri, North Iceland’s largest town, woke up to 105 cm of fresh snow Monday morning — with cars and entire streets buried.
Akureyri police urged residents to take care when driving to school or work as many roads were impassible.
Hey Google, where is my car please? Extreme snow storm in Akureyri, Iceland buries cars and streets under more than 1 meter of snow in less than 24 hours #Google #snow #storm #Akureyri #Iceland https://t.co/2b376BEmm3 via @Strange_Sounds pic.twitter.com/g589zIojO5
— Strange Sounds (@Strange_Sounds) December 3, 2018
Thick fresh snow in Akureyri, Iceland yesterday, Dec 3 – what a beautiful winter scene <3 Report: Extreme Weather pic.twitter.com/2lDhNAParI
— severe-weather.EU (@severeweatherEU) December 4, 2018
On Tuesday morning, Dec 4, Reykjavik joined in the fun, awaking to heavy snowfall and the sight of snow ploughs clearing major lanes.
More snow is expected throughout the day in the capital as an unusually brutal Arctic front continues to take grip.
— Iceland Monitor (@IcelandMonitor) December 4, 2018
Tuesday also brought even more snow to Akureyri, adding to the town’s monster 105 cm dumping a day earlier.
And temperatures as low as -19.4 C have been reported in Eyjafjörður, Northern Iceland.
The cold times are returning, folks.
History is repeating.
The evidence is mounting.
Grand Solar Minimum