A White Christmas for People in Reykjavik, Iceland! (credit: Muhammed Emin Kizilkaya via Meteo Europe)
DISCUSSION: As a strengthening low pressure system continued moving across portions of the North Atlantic Ocean, many people across many countries including (but not limited to) Iceland were greeted by a very pleasant surprise in the form of a White Christmas as snow began earlier in the day on Christmas Eve. Some places across the southernmost sections of Iceland (e.g., in and around the city of Reykjavik, Iceland) and other countries further to the east across portions of far northwestern Europe. Thus, in the presence of this low pressure system, many hundreds of thounsands of people were happily greeted by this fresh snowfall which surely many enjoyed but others may have enjoyed it less so. Regardless, this fresh snowfall likely contributed to some substantial travel delays for locals as well as tourists travelling in and out of the capital city of Reykjavik, Iceland via the Keflavik International Airport.
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