Thursday, September 1, 2011

Summertime snow from 32C temps to freezing in minutes-Switzerland

  • 30 August 2011, 9:59

Freak summertime snow storm

Freak weather /Europics
Holidaymakers told to prepare for a heatwave in Switzerland were caught cold when a freak ice storm left them with more than an inch of snow.
Within minutes tourists using the San Bernardino-Pass saw temperatures drop from 32 degrees Celsius to freezing within a few minutes.
Weathermen had warned of a thunderstorm heading towards the region but made no mention of snow.
"But instead of rain we got a thick covering of snow on the roads. We Swiss are used to snow, but not in the middle of a heatwave," said one local.

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