By yesterday evening, Storm Filomena had not only closed Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport (MAD) but left most of Spain under a blanket of snow.
By nightfall, a day of non-stop snowing not only brought chaos to highways in and around the capital but buried Madrid with more snow than it has seen in 50 years. With no sign of the snow easing, Madrid airport not only canceled all flights but told the public that it would remain closed all of Saturday.
The worst of Filomena is still to come as it moves towards the Mediterranean Sea, with forecasters predicting that the frigid air meeting warmer winds will fuel the storm. Here in Alcoy, we have seen snow at higher elevations, while precipitation in the city has been limited to rain.