Record-breaking snow - up to 3.3 m (10.8 feet) engulfs Kiruna, Sweden

Record-breaking snow - up to 3.3 m (10.8 feet) engulfs Kiruna, Sweden

Heavy snow fell over Sweden's northern town of Kiruna on Thursday, March 19, 2020, adding to the total amount of around 3.3 m (10.8 feet) that has accumulated since the beginning of the winter season on September 30, 2019. The amount broke the previous record of 3.1 m (10.2 feet) from the 1997/98 season.

"We have already set a record and we know that it can be another meter before the season is over," said Stefan Sydberg, the vice-chairman of the municipal council.

Sydberg reportedly expressed his statement in a thrilled manner, adding that it's positive when a winter town delivers.

Large amounts of snowfall engulfed the northern town of Kiruna Thursday morning, which added up to the 3.3 m (10.8 feet) that have already fallen since September 30 last year. This smashed the previous record of 3.1 m (10.2 feet) set in the 1997/98 season.

The winter town indeed delivered fine, as has the northern hemisphere as a whole. Residents shared photos and videos of the town covered in white, with some showing trucks scraping huge amounts of snow.

"They're doing the big spring scraping now. We have quite a bit of snow here in Kiruna this season," one Twitter user posted.

"In the spirit of spreading sunshine and helping you plan future travels, behold beautiful Kiruna, Sweden, where the sunsets are made even more stunning by the reflective snow," another user wrote as a caption to a photoset showing the stunning whiteout conditions.

Featured image credit: @leogast/Twitter

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