Bone-chilling temperatures and unusually-high volumes of summer snow have created difficult driving conditions on the mountain crossings in southern Norway.
As reported by nrk.no, yesterday’s (Friday, July 3’s) snowfall topped 35cm (14 inches) in some parts and took the country’s road clearing crews by surprise.
Winter readiness is at a minimum at this time of year, and while accumulations of 5cm (2 inches) are possible in early July, totals of 35cm (14 inches) are almost unheard of.
Pictured above are scenes from the Folgefonna ski center, Jondal on Friday morning, July 3.
“We have received 35cm of fresh snow,” said an elated Michael Iversen, CEO of Folgefonna.
Three major roads that connect east and west Norway have seen disruptive falls, and drivers were asked to revert back to using winter tires.
The clearing crews had successfully removed much of the snow by the end of Friday, but had to do it in temperatures as low as -2C (28.4F) in Sognefjellet.
“As much as 35cm of snow in the mountains of the southern part of our country is unusual,” writes Sortland local Egil Enaasen in an email.
“And there is probably more to come this weekend,” he adds.
Latest GFS runs appear to back Enaasen up — anomalous cold –as much as 12C below the norm– as well as additional summer snow looks set to sweep much of Scandinavia over the weekend and throughout next week.
In fact, the majority of Europe should brace for some decidedly below-average temperatures for at least the next 10 days, particularly the Balkan Peninsula in the SE:
NASA appears to agree, if you read between the lines, with their forecast for this upcoming solar cycle (25) seeing it as “the weakest of the past 200 years,” with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.
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