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Alps Surprised By Early Snowfall, Swiss Town Sees New Record

News18 | 27/09/2020 08:00 AM | Click to read full article

Parts of Switzerland, Austria, and Germany were surprised by unseasonably early snowfall overnight, after a sharp drop in temperatures and heavy precipitation.

The Swiss meteorological agency said Saturday that the town of Montana, in the southern canton (state) of Valais, experienced 25 centimeters (almost 10 inches) of snowfall — a new record for this time of year. In parts of Austria, snowfall was recorded as low as 550 meters (1,805 feet) above sea level.