Saturday, February 20, 2010

Heavy Weather: Updated

There's a lot of snow falling right now in the Stockholm area. Another 8-12 inches are forecast overnight, and it's -10°C (14°F) to boot.

As I posted previously, that much snow weighs quite a bit. An 8 inch accumulation on our house would weigh 2,000kg (4,400lb)! It's fortunate our metal roof was put up in time.

The Local has a story about the issues caused by the harsh winter so far. There are a lot of collapsed roofs and transportation problems out there, but I'm confident our little house will be fine.

UPDATE: Wille called me this morning and he's a little less confident; he thinks there's probably a meter of snow on our roof now. He's going to call Stefan tomorrow to get his advice. If we think it's necessary, he can send somebody out to do shovel the roof. I'm also going to try to talk to Janne (in his Florida hideaway) for his advice.