Snow

New snow depth figures on cryo.met.no

Snow depth is observed daily, both manually and automatically, at stations throughout Norway. At cryo.met.no we have now further developed a product that shows the current snow depth (starting 1st september every year) in relation to previous years and all-time highs and lows.

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Rapid snowmelt in the North

Following a very snowy winter, with record snow depths in several places, more than half of Troms and Finnmark has melted free of snow in just a couple of weeks.

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Still a lot of snow in Norway

Ratio of snow-covered area for mainland Norway May 28 2020In late May, 60% of the Norwegian mainland is still covered by snow. This is much more than what has been the case for 2016 - 2019. At this time last year 30% of Norway was snow-covered, while the warm spring two years ago led to a total snow cover of 10% at the end of May 2018.

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Follow the snowmelt in Norway - day by day

Snow cover map for Norway 2020.04.01While parts of southern Norway are welcoming a greener spring, many places in Norway are still covered in large amounts of snow. 

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Snow cover maps temporarily unavailable due to missing sunlight

The snow cover maps are made from satellite measurements of reflected sunlight. Due to low hanging sun and polar night these data are not available during parts of the winter. The snow cover maps will reappear on cryo.met.no from early February 2020. 

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