Snowpocalypse 2015: UPDATE - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Snowpocalypse 2015: UPDATE

Published December 1, 2015

Photos by
Paul Fontaine

The Icelandic Met Office warns that we are only experiencing the beginning of the deluge of snow and winds that are ransacking the country at large.

According to a report posted only minutes ago, the snowfall that has blanketed the capital area and much of the country is not about to abate any time soon. Gale force winds traveling over 20 metres per second are forecast for the northern and eastern parts of the country.

In fact, snowshowers, high winds and “hardening frost” are predicted to last from now until at least through the weekend. Temperatures could get down to -14°C, especially in the northeast portion of the country.

In the capital area, winds are predicted to be mild tomorrow, but temperatures will drop below the freezing point, and snow will continue to fall.

The Grapevine advises that readers avoid travel if at all possible, especially in the northeast of the country, and to check the weather forecast frequently for updates. In the meantime, now would be as good a time as any to finish that book you started reading – or started writing, depending on how long the storm lasts.

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