Snow cover persists in Spain after Storm Filomena. Today’s Image of the Day from the European Space Agency shows snowfall lingering across Spain days after Storm Filomena dumped 20 inches of snow in the capital city of Madrid.
The storm brought the heaviest snowfall the country has had in five decades, and the hazardous conditions have persisted.
In central Spain, record low temperatures have transformed the snow into ice, causing even more issues. Spain , officially the Kingdom of Spain (Spanish: Reino de España), is a country in Southwestern Europe with some pockets of territory across the Strait of Gibraltar and the Atlantic Ocean. Its continental European territory is situated on the Iberian Peninsula.
Its territory also includes two archipelagos: the Canary Islands off the coast of North Africa, and the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The African exclaves of Ceuta, Melilla, and Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera make Spain the only European country to have a physical border with an African country (Morocco). Several small islands in the Alboran Sea are also part of Spanish territory. Snow cover persists in Spain after Storm Filomena.
The image was captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellite on January 12, 2021.
Image Credit: European Space Agency