BERLIN – Parts of Switzerland, Austria and Germany were surprised by unusually early snowfall overnight, after a sharp drop in temperatures and heavy rainfall.
The Swiss meteorological agency said on Saturday that the town of Montana in the southern canton of Valais saw nearly 10 inches of snow – a new record for this time of year.
WINTER SEEMS “COLD AND SNOW” WITH SOME “CRAZY BETWEEN COMPANIES”, ALMANAC COMPLAINTS “FARMERS”
Authorities were in force in the mountainous regions to clear roads blocked by snow and ice.
In parts of Austria, snowfall has been recorded as low as 1,805 feet above sea level.
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