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Season's first snowfall coats northern Sweden

TT/The Local · 10 Oct 2010, 14:43

Published: 10 Oct 2010 14:43 GMT+02:00

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The mountains of Lappland and Tornedalen received their first snowfall overnight into Sunday.

“It snowed last night and also today,” meteorology agency SMHI’s Lisa Frost told the TT news agency on Sunday.

“You could probably say that this is the first now. There has been local snow at higher elevations, but now it’s down at the lower elevations. I’m guessing this snowfall will be measureable.”

However, it’s not unusual for areas in northern Sweden to receive snowfall this time of year, according to SMHI.

“It’s not that strange. We’ve had temperatures around freezing and that means snow can come,” said Frost.

Frost wasn’t sure when residents in the rest of Sweden might expect to see flakes falling outside their windows.

“It’s hard to say. Right now we conditions are very marked by high pressure and even if that continues, we won’t have much precipitation, but rather mostly clear skies,” said Frost.

According to the latest SMHI forecasts, no snow is expected in the rest of the country in the next ten days.

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“If there is any precipitation, it will be rain showers. It more in the mountains where snow showers can continue,” said Frost.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

14:57 October 10, 2010 by The Nine
24 here today in Brighton
15:15 October 10, 2010 by Puffin

The north of Dalarna had snow last month in September - reported in the Dalarna newspaper - guess the newshounds at the Local missed those reports

18:23 October 10, 2010 by BlackAfrican
Sverige sucks, its already cold. Det här platsen suger kallt redan.
18:52 October 10, 2010 by JulieLou40
@ puffin-Jesus, the local are so amateur. I think you'd better step in and run the show, Puffin. :-D
23:15 October 10, 2010 by waffen
post # 3

There is a rumor going about that just below the equator in Africa things are a bit warm.

You might want to check that out to get away from cold Sweden.
00:28 October 11, 2010 by Cj Love Almqvist
Is this for real? SMHI's meterologue, reporting on the first snow in northern Sweden bears the surname "Frost"? Surely this is a hoax!
08:46 October 11, 2010 by wenddiver
I spent the day hitting golf balls in the sun in Mississippi, kind of shocking to see the snow pictures. My friend in New Orleans told me she got a sun burn laying out side drinking Hurricanes.

Maybe you should consider driving larger cars to warm up Northern Sweden?? Ha, Ha.
09:22 October 11, 2010 by hilt_m
Think there is a typo here:

"It's hard to say. Right now we conditions are very marked by high pressure and even if that continues, we won't have much precipitation, but rather mostly clear skies," said Frost.

Change: (Right now we conditions...) to (Right now weather conditions...)
11:34 October 11, 2010 by anony1
"although the rest of the country will likely remain flake-free for at least the next ten days."

come on!! you are just kidding! we still have at least two months to winter! and there is sun everywhere
14:09 October 11, 2010 by Gordy
We haven't even had our first frost down here on the south coast.
16:19 October 11, 2010 by GLO
90 here today in Wilmington NC.....
19:11 October 15, 2010 by IWP
Lisa Frost, hopefully wed to Jack?
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