Record Swiss Snowfall

The canton of Valais experienced some of the heaviest December snowfall in years over the last few days, not just in the mountains but down to the valley floor.

Sion, the cantonal capital, received a record 65cms (25 inches) of snow over the weekend. Around 80cms (31 inches) fell at higher elevations.

https://www.thelocal.ch/20171212/avalanche-warnings-as-valais-recovers-from-heavy-snowfall

Thanks to Clay Olson for this link

Note: According to Wikipedia, a canton is a type of administrative division of a country, usually smaller than counties, departments, or provinces. The best-known cantons – and the most politically important – are those of Switzerland. Theoretically (and historically), Swiss cantons are semi-sovereign states.

2 thoughts on “Record Swiss Snowfall

  1. snow a thing of the past?? Doesn’t look like it!
    Looks like kids will still see record snowfall and record cold there in 70 years from now.

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