According to the Norwegian government, this winter has been the SNOWIEST winter for over 60 years in Norway.
Norway is now preparing for HUGE flooding this summer as the snow melts.
This year, Norway has recorded its SNOWIEST winter for over 60 years.
We have to go back to 1958 to find a winter with more snow than 2020.
So far there has been 3 times as much snow this May as usual.
“There is more than three times as much snow as usual in many places. Where it’s usually one meter, it’s three meters today. Compared to last year is like night and day,” says Heidi Bakke Stranden for NVE.
Large parts of the Norwegian inland are still covered in snow, with parts of the mountain areas in the North and West covered in over 4 meters of snow.
This has made it possible for several ski resorts to have a record-long season, with several ski resorts still being open now in late May.
Per Odd Grevsnes at Sogndal ski-resort in Western Norway said that “never before have we been able to have open as long as this year”.
Another ski-resort tells that “there are absurd amounts of snow in the mountains right now.”
This map shows the snow amount this year compared to last year.
Due to the extreme amount of snow now, there is an extreme risk of massive flooding in Norway this summer.
It’s calculated that there is a 95% chance of big flooding in Northern Norway this summer, 90% in the region Trøndelag and 75% in the region around Lillehammer and Mjøsa in Eastern Norway.
It’s estimated that the flooding could cost over $50,000,000 in damages.