Spain Is Currently Witnessing Their Biggest Snowfall In Decades And This Is How The Unusual Sight Looks

Storm Filomena has covered Spain in heavy snow, disrupting road, rail, and air travel. In fact, the weather has been so bad, the country’s interior minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska  called  Filomena “the most intense storm in the last 50 years.”

Madrid has been one of the worst affected areas. The city’s Barajas airport was closed, along with a number of roads, and all trains to and from Madrid have been canceled. Further south, the storm caused rivers to burst onto their banks.

Four deaths have been reported so far. Officials said two people had been found frozen to death (one in the town of Zarzalejo, north-west of Madrid, another in the eastern city of Calatayud, and two people traveling in a car were swept away by floods near the southern city of Malaga).

While facing these challenges, Spanish people have been sharing photos online to show just how much Filomena has transformed their everyday life. 

1. Snow-Woman Level Over 9000

Snow-Woman Level Over 9000

 

2. It Has Been Snowing Like Crazy In Spain And Then Theres This Guy

It Has Been Snowing Like Crazy In Spain And Then Theres This Guy

Up to 50cm (20 inches) of snow fell on Spain’s capital Madrid between Friday and Saturday. Overnight, temperatures plummeted to -8C (18F) in parts of the country, and meteorologists sent out warnings that the snow was turning into perilous ice.

The unusually cold wave on the Iberian peninsula is expected to last until Thursday. The Spanish government  reported  it had taken extra steps (including police-escorted convoys) to ensure its expected shipment of some 300,000 coronavirus vaccines can be distributed as planned to regional health authorities later on Monday.

 

3. Big Snowfall These Days In Madrid. Naoki Went Out Exploring The Backyard. He’s A Real Viking!

Big Snowfall These Days In Madrid. Naoki Went Out Exploring The Backyard. He's A Real Viking!

But there were stories of heroism to inspire people during this difficult period too. For example, doctors and medical workers abandoned their trapped cars and walked for hours to get to work to continue saving the country from the pandemic. One doctor, Alvaro Sanchez, said on social media he had walked 17km (10 miles) over nearly two hours to get to work, while two nurses, Paco and Monica, said they had walked 22km (14 miles) to their hospital.

 

4. Madrid

Madrid

5. Snowfall In Spain

Snowfall In Spain

6. Snow Fight In Madrid, Covered In Snow For The First Time In 51 Years

Snow Fight In Madrid, Covered In Snow For The First Time In 51 Years

7. Cows Making Their Way Through The Very Deep Snow Cover On The Slopes Of Montes De León In Northwestern Spain Yesterday, Jan 9th. Do You Think They Like The Snow Or Do They Just Want To Get To The Stables Asap?

Cows Making Their Way Through The Very Deep Snow Cover On The Slopes Of Montes De León In Northwestern Spain Yesterday, Jan 9th. Do You Think They Like The Snow Or Do They Just Want To Get To The Stables Asap?

8. Local Art

Local Art

 

9. Snowfall

Snowfall

10. Worst Snowfall In Spain In 50 Years. Spaniards:

Worst Snowfall In Spain In 50 Years. Spaniards:

11. Madrid Has Seen Its Heaviest Snowfall Since 1971

Madrid Has Seen Its Heaviest Snowfall Since 1971

12. Snowfall In Spain

Snowfall In Spain

13. Snow Depth In Madrid

Snow Depth In Madrid

14. A Winter Snowfall In Madrid

A Winter Snowfall In Madrid

15. My Father’s Car Is Down There. Many Trees Have Fallen After Biggest Snowfall In The Last Century In Downtown Madrid (Spain)

My Father's Car Is Down There. Many Trees Have Fallen After Biggest Snowfall In The Last Century In Downtown Madrid (Spain)

16. Madrid Has Seen Its Heaviest Snowfall Since 1971

Madrid Has Seen Its Heaviest Snowfall Since 1971

17. Heaviest Snowfall In Madrid, Spain In Over 50 Years!

Heaviest Snowfall In Madrid, Spain In Over 50 Years!

18. Making The Best Out Of It Had To Drive Home This Morning, 16hours Car Ride. Found My Car Stuck In Over 50cm Of Snow

Making The Best Out Of It Had To Drive Home This Morning, 16hours Car Ride. Found My Car Stuck In Over 50cm Of Snow

19. Picturesque Scenes In Madrid

Picturesque Scenes In Madrid

20. The Greatest Snowfall In Over 50 Years Hit Madrid, Spain Today

The Greatest Snowfall In Over 50 Years Hit Madrid, Spain Today

21. Madrid Has Seen Its Heaviest Snowfall Since 1971

Madrid Has Seen Its Heaviest Snowfall Since 1971

22. Man Skiing In Madrid During Rare Snowfall In Spain

Man Skiing In Madrid During Rare Snowfall In Spain

23. The Greatest Snowfall In Over 50 Years Hit Madrid, Spain Today

The Greatest Snowfall In Over 50 Years Hit Madrid, Spain Today

24. Madrid Has Seen Its Heaviest Snowfall Since 1971

Madrid Has Seen Its Heaviest Snowfall Since 1971

25. Biggest Snowfall In Madrid (Spain) In The Last 100 Years

Biggest Snowfall In Madrid (Spain) In The Last 100 Years