Nov 10, 2016

Snowiest November day in 111 years, Stockholm

Stockholm
Sweden
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The Watchers
On November 9, 2016, Swedish capital Stockholm has broken its all-time snowfall record for any November day since measurements began in 1905. Photo: The Watchers
On November 9, 2016, Swedish capital Stockholm has broken its all-time snowfall record for any November day since measurements began in 1905. Photo: The Watchers

During the early morning hours of November 9, national weather agency SMHI recorded 21 cm (8.26 inches) of snow with another 15 to 20 cm during the day, SMHI meteorologist Elisabeth Saarnag said. On Thursday morning, November 10, the snow was 39 cm (15.35 feet) thick at SMHI's weather station in Stockholm.

The previous record was set in 1985 when 29 cm (11.41 feet) of snow fell in one day.

Unconfirmed reports mention 30 - 40 cm (15.74 inches) within 6 hours.

Meteorologists say Stockholm was hit by a weather phenomenon known in Swedish as 'snökanoner' or 'snow cannons.' In English, this is called lake-effect snow and is a rapid deposit of snow caused when a cold air mass moves across an expanse of warmer water.