“It’s still summer, but it’s already snowing in some regions in continental Europe,” says reader. “There is about 45 cm (18 inches) of NEW snow in St-Moritz.” “What is going on here ?”
“I have here 2 newspaper articles.”
First is the Swiss newspaper Blick:
Rekord-Schnee in Graubünden: «Ganz St. Moritz ist im Einsatz», which means:
Record snow in the Grisons (South of Switzerland)
Whole St-Moritz is mobilized.
There is about 45 cm (18 inches) of NEW snow in St-Moritz.
The city attempts to remove the snow from the streets and rail tracks.
«Es war die Hölle los» “It was pandemonium”
“It has been snowing heavily.” Toppled trees blocking the road. The firefighters, police and community are now trying to take away the trees and clear the streets freely.
«Die Hölle war los!» “The hell broke loose!”
“It was unusual not only the amount of snow, the precipitation was specific. In Sta. Maria it fell in Munster with 100 liters per square meter as much rain as never before since 1901.
See many photos and full article:
Through Google Translate:
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=de&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&i e=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.blick.ch%2Fnews%2Fschweiz%2Fwintere inbruch-in-der-schweiz-182103
There is also a second article from Austria:
Westösterreich: Schnee sorgt für erste Straßensperren, which means:
West Austria: First roads blocked due to snow.
“Snow fell overnight in Tyrol and Vorarlberg even to low altitude. Some streets have been blocked and others can only be driven on using snow chains. A fast train has been blocked while traveling in Gasteinertal.
“Trees have fallen because of the excessive weight due to the snow, which caused energy delivery problems. About 3500 homes were without electricity. 3 trains have also stopped in Salzburg.
The snow fell as low as 600 meters (1800 feet) altitude.
Through Google Translate:
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fdiepres se.com%2Fhome%2Fpanorama%2Foesterreich%2F694189%2FWestoesterreich_Schnee-sorgt-fuer-erste- Strassensperren%3F_vl_backlink%3D%2Fhome%2Findex.do
And a third article:
The snowfall also provoked traffic disturbances in the mountains, with the St Bernard, Flüela and Nufenen passes closed, according to ViaSuisse, which reports on the condition of Swiss roads.
The Gothard, Lukmanier and Oberalp passes are also covered in snow, it added.
Later in the second article from Austria, they claim that such a temperature drop is typical and that everything is normal… What a BS ! This is unprecedented – in Summer !
Also look on a map where south Switzerland and Austria are. This is just north of Italy! At this time in the year and at this place, it should be a nice warm weather.
For a confirmation of this, look at the picture number 7 of the picture gallery linked in the second article. Restaurants were expecting to receive guests to take drinks outside, else the owner would have moved the plastic chairs and tables into the basement of the restaurant.
Best wishes !