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Second Snowstorm Blankets Parts of Europe

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posted on Dec, 30 2005 @ 10:33 AM

VIENNA, Austria (AP) -

Europe's second snowstorm this week piled drifts on tracks and roads Friday, slowing rail service, stranding motorists and causing hundreds of traffic accidents. At least four deaths were attributed to a week of icy weather.

Swirling snow and thick fog enveloped most of Italy, and Florence recorded nearly 10 inches of snow - the most it has seen in two decades. Temperatures in northern Italy dropped as low as minus-17 Celsius (1.4 Fahrenheit). A 22-year-old homeless man was found dead, apparently of exposure, in Rome's main railway station Wednesday.

This is the second snow storm that these parts of Europe have had in a week. For the most part these regions or countries are experiencing negative Fahrenheit temperatures. It's hendering a lot of these people. They've had more pile ups then anything else.

You can certainly tell it is winter across the world, but is this a normal winter for Europe? or is there more to it.

posted on Dec, 30 2005 @ 12:17 PM
You are right, CelticHeart. This kind of weather is not at all common.

The polar cold continues collapsing communications in Europe. The snow and low temperatures have already caused the loss of - at least - 11 people. Some airports in the centre of Europe are closed, vehicles are unable to circulate through highways because of heavy traffic. Governments recommend not to travel unless it is needed.

Four lost their life in Italy, four in Turkey, two in France and one in Denmark. Switzerland registered a minimum temperature of -35ºC
Florencia (Italy) residents were surprised: it was snowing! (It never snowed there since 21 years ago)...

Read full information - in spanish - by visiting the A3´s website. Click here

In Oostende (Belgium), the beach was covered with snow! I have never seen this before!

Something´s happening...

posted on Dec, 30 2005 @ 12:22 PM
as Zeta forms......

posted on Dec, 30 2005 @ 12:30 PM
Its been below zero (centigrade figures) here (NE England) for most of this week. We've had five inches of snow and that has stuck for four or five days.
Its not that unusual for us to have a cold snap - we're particurlarly exposed to Siberian winds but if it lasts for more than a week then that's unusual.

posted on Dec, 30 2005 @ 12:31 PM
The last time this happened was in 1954 with Hurricane Alice. She formed on December 30 and lasted til January 6th. This is not good.

Hurricane Alice-1954

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