Freezing: This is what it looked like last year when winter arrived. Photo: Adrian Nielsen.
Freezing: This is what it looked like last year when winter arrived. Photo: Adrian Nielsen.

BRRRR! The snow is coming to Blindern

Tomorrow it might be wise to retrieve those long johns from the back of your closet.

Have you told your library crush that you are an outdoor person?

Well tomorrow you have the chance to prove it. If we are to believe meteorologist Rafael Escobar Løvdahl, you will be able to put on those skis and arrive to the library with rosecheeks. The snow is about to fall at Blindern and in Oslo.

«What’s actually funky is that the first snowfall statistically arrives on November 14. Which will be spot on tomorrow. It’s been clear and cold for a few days now, but tomorrow a front will arrive from the west, eventually spreading east. The snow will fall around lunchtime tomorrow,» says Løvdahl.

The joy, or sorrow if you wish, will be short. Later that day, the snow will turn into rain, before getting sunny in the afternoon. In other words, there won’t be any great skiing conditions.

«You can perfectly well put your skis on, but then again, it is possible to ski also in June. And you may slide around tomorrow while driving. The roads will still be slippery, and when you get snow and rain on top of that, it might become a little treacherous,» warns Løvdahl.

The state meteorologist recommends foreign students to head up towards Tryvann, where the skiing conditions are supposed to be excellent.

So is it time to bring out the winter shoes?

«Nah, but you might want to drop the white converse and your sneakers. Tomorrow they might risk having another colour,» Løvdahl says.