Did anyone see this in the news? Adapt 2030 is saying there was an “Ice Hurricane” in Iceland. Cat 3 winds and blowing snow of several feet deep. FWIW, he mistranslates Hiver, which is just “winter”. Has some nice graphs of deeper weather history, back to the Great Freeze of 1709 and before.
I did some poking around, but my Search Foo is weak on this one. Put Ice and Iceland in a search and you get a LOT of hits ;-)
About the best I got was the cache of Iceland Met. in the search engine (the present contents of the page are more tame):
Home-page – Icelandic Meteorological Office
Hurricane force wind in Iceland for the last two days with heavy snow blizzard in the northern part. Natural avalanches should be expected during the weather and unstable windslabs can prevail. Written by a specialist at 11 Dec 16:52 GMT. More
Then, Iceagenow has it moving on to Britain:
Britain to be gripped by a ferocious snow blizzard
December 16, 2019 by Robert
Polar storms will cause temperatures to plummet to a bitterly cold -5C. Vehicles stranded by snow.
15 Dec 2019 – The Met Office recorded heavy snowfall across western parts of Scotland and northern England overnight, with sleet developing in the South West. In some areas of northern England a fresh covering of snow left vehicles stranded. North Yorkshire Police said the A170 at Sutton Bank, Thirsk, was closed overnight and reported problems on the A59 Harrogate to Skipton road, in the Yorkshire Dales.
Further south, police warned of snow on the M62 at its highest point between Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire. There were also reports of a covering of snow in Cumbria and on the east coast near Scarborough.
The Met Office issued three yellow weather warnings for ice in Northern Ireland, the east coast from Sheffield up to Perth in central Scotland and northern Wales until 11am on Sunday.
Snow charts by weather forecaster Net Weather showed a snow blizzard heading towards north west areas of the UK, as well as western Scotland.
Temperatures overnight were forecast to fall to -5C in the Scottish Highlands.
One hopes that the rails don’t freeze up again… Then again, might be nice to see them pull the old monster train engines out of the museum once again ;-)
I did a brief stint on France24 and Sky UK this morning, but they were all busy with politics, strikes, and complaining about Boris.
If it gets really messy and frozen in the UK, please point me at a source for the coverage. As it stands now, I’m not sure if this is the Real Deal Polar Express, or just some folks ventilating a lot.