Helsinki, Finland 🌨️ Walking in Blizzard Valtteri
🌨️ Storm ‘Valtteri’
𝘍𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵-𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 ‘𝘤𝘰𝘥𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘥’ 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤 𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘶𝘦𝘥, 𝘧𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘴 𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘥
The biggest snowstorm of this winter so far could bring damage and snarl transport through most of Finland.
The blizzard, dubbed Valtteri, could bring accumulations of up to 30-40cm this weekend to some areas.
Several flights scheduled to depart Helsinki Airport have been cancelled, along with passenger ferry departures.
The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) predicts winds of 25 metres per second and wave height of more than five metres.
However, the storm would not necessarily be of historic proportions. The storm itself will be unusual but not unprecedented.
For example, last winter (January 2021) snowfall called ‘Toini’ brought 20-30 cm of snow to Uusimaa region.
The blizzard caused less damage than feared, it will take days to clear the massive snowfall.
Some 300 snow removal vehicles are issued to deal with the snow in addition to around 100 workers to shovel snow out of tight spots.
Snow removal efforts cost the city some 25 million euros annually.
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