The Living Force
@XPan I heard about "unprecedented" snow at this time of the year in Stockholm - I'm wondering is it as "unprecedented" and bad as they say, or is it something seen before? Not a lot of mainstream news on this weather event, as it flies in the face of the "snowless"-AGW narrative.
Hi there Jefferson. Thanks for your question.
Oh, I wouldn't say that at all. I mean "unprecedented snow". Snow in november is truly nothing out of the ordinary. If it would be 1 October - then yes. If it would be mid October, well that's unusual - but has happened before, too.
It was only last year 2022 we had a whopping 50 cm in November in Stockholm - and the highest amounts where measured in the city creating chaos - but at the same time - very curiously - our Swedish Weather service SMHI somehow dabbled with that event, because officially it was only 25 cm - and the next day there is no measurement to be found. It means officially the record never existed. Which i find outmost strange. It would have been an all time high record snow depth for Stockholm in November
This time today 29 Nov 2023 - as i look out of the window, we got around 15-16 cm, perhaps even 20 cm snow depth. But it certainly isn't unusual or "unprecedented" in any way.
This snow was caused by the same cyclone which earlier when it was far more powerful, wrecked havoc over many countries in East Europe. But up here, it is just another stranded snow cyclone, which picked up the moisture from the Baltic Sea, driving snow showers into the city of Stockholm. And surely it is now much colder than the days before. (down to -16°C in Tullinge, outermost suburb), but even that has happened many times before - while other years it just stays mild.
The same spectrum of weather songs are played in Stockholm; whether 18th century, 19th century or 20th century. Sometimes very mild winters. Sometimes very cold winters. Sometimes extremely snowy winters, other times not much snow to write home about.
Here is a snapshot photo i took from West Stockholm last night around 01.16 at the Vällingby train depot when it was snowing. it was beautiful ! (with lots of warm clothes on)
Oh, but the average 30 day sunshine hours are at the bottom. Still only 0.45 hours per day in average