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The year’s first winter storm

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It has been an unusually mild autumn, but today, Northerners will experience powerfully bad weather. The on-duty meteorologist, Gunnar Nor, informed Norwegians of the weather situation in Tromso on Monday. "It is the first winter storm that is upon us now. Especially in Finnmark it is windy at the moment. In addition, there are snow storms ...

A White Christmas for all Norwegians

For the first time in several years, all Norwegians enjoy a White Christmas. Even the rainy city of Bergen and the island community of Utsira, where snow rarely falls, are covered by snow. In Bergen it is five years since the townspeople could enjoy their city covered by snow at Christmas. In southeastern Norway, south of Oslo ...

Heavy snowfall over Eastern Norway

A heavy snowfall over south eastern Norway on the evening of Christmas Day and during the night is hampering road and air traffic in the region on Second Day Christmas, which is a public holiday in Norway. The snow clearing crews are out in force, but in the morning people were warned to avoid driving ...

Foreign Minister Støre and former Vice President Al Gore present report on melting ice at climate summit

Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore at the Copenhagen Summit.

For the first time ever, leading international scientists have drawn up a report on the status of the parts of the world covered by snow and ice. The conclusion is that they are disappearing faster than anticipated. “This is disturbing news. The world’s leaders must reach an agreement that ensures dramatic cuts in emissions of ...

AutoSocks inspired by a Norwegian grandmother

There is no doubt that design can help build success, but few companies have experienced such great successful results as AutoSock. Between 2004 and 2006, sales of the Norwegian invention rose from 200,000 to 450,000 units and the company doubled its sales, from NOK 50 million to NOK 100 million, announces the Norwegian Design Council (NDC). The ...

Bus trip over snow-covered mountain turns fatal

One passenger was killed and several were injured when a bus with 40 passengers slid off the road, and nearly rolled over, on highway R15 near Grotli north of Lillehammer early Tuesday morning. The bus was on its way over Strynefjellet, from Oslo to Ålesund, when it slid off the snowcovered road and ended up on ...

A sure sign it’s snowing on the slopes

Clear panels at bus shelters fill up with snow flakes

Tryvann Winter Park is a ski resort just 15 minutes from downtown Oslo, Norway, which makes it a quick getaway for city folks wanting to take in a day on the slopes. By Diego Vasquez - Media Life Magazine. Just one problem, a big one: Those city folks assume that when the weather in town is balmy it ...

Worst snowfall in Oslo since 1987

The major snowfall over southern Norway over the past week is causing problems, particularly in the capital, Oslo, where the snow clearing crews have difficulty in finding room for all the snow, after all the usual dumping grounds are filled up. The Oslo Municipality have this past week engaged 180 clearing crews, a new record, and although ...