Real-time Snow Depth Observations

Station type 1 - Stations with long-term series (starting before 1957) for high-quality snow depth observations. type 2 - Stations (both manual and automatic) with series that started in 1957 or after that and have at least 5-10 years of data.
Station type 3 - Mainly new and automatic stations (AWS) with few years of data.

Map: Snow depth is observed on daily basis at most of MET Norway's stations. The map shows stations in mainland Norway and on Svalbard where daily snow observations are available. The stations that are of type 1 have long quality-controlled series that date back to before 1957 and are important for e.g. climate monitoring and analysis of long-term variation of snow depth in Norway. Some series have daily data dating back to 1895. Many of the type 2 stations have the same quality, but starting in 1957 or later. Type 3 stations are mainly new stations with shorter series.

Snow observation product: By clicking on a place marker a graph will be shown. By clicking on the graph a full-size version will open in a new window. The snow depth observations from the most recent winter (blue line) are compared with the median (dark grey line) and the 50% and 80% confidence interval (dark and light grey shaded area, respectively) of the climatological standard normal period 1991-2020. For stations established after 1991 shorter period averages are used. In addition, the minimum and maximum of the recorded snow depths for the entire observational period of the station are shown (dotted lines). If a new record high (max) or record low (min) snow depth has been observed during this year's winter season, the record days are marked (red and yellow dots, respectively). For the type 3 stations, snow depth for the most recent winter is shown also in blue, together with the latest available four years in different grey tones. Note that we currently do not provide any statistics for these stations as there are not enough measurements available.

Snow depth observations can be downloaded from or