Cold weather kills 11 in northern Tunisia, coldest since 1960s

Cold weather kills 11 in northern Tunisia

http://www.shanghaidaily.com
February 12, 2012

TUNIS, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) — The cold weather spell which hit many parts of Tunisia has killed at least 11 people in the northern town of Ain Draham, near Algeria’s border, Radio Mosaique FM reported Saturday.

The last cold weather spell to have hit northern and northwestern Tunisia dated back to the 1960s.

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Rare Snows in North Africa

Rare Snows in North Africa

http://www.accuweather.com
February 4, 2012

A rare accumulating snowfall is in progress in Algiers, the capital city of Algeria.

Cold air associated with a storm system currently moving into the region from the north is providing for some decent accumulations of snow in the north African country.

According to Accuweather Meteorologist Eric Wanenchak, most reports say the last time Algiers saw this kind of accumulation was at least seven years ago in 2005.

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Heavy August Snowfall in the European Alps

Up To 45cm Fresh August Snow In 24 Hours on Swiss Glaciers

http://www.skiinfo.com
22.08.10

…Switzerland’s two open glacier ski areas have seen remarkable August snowfalls with Saas Fee reporting 45cm (18 inches) of new snow on Sunday, with more falling since, including another 5cm (two inches) yesterday. Neighbouring Zermatt, the only area open 365 days and home to Europe’s highest lifts, reported healthy snowfalls too. Saas Fee describes current conditions as “packed powder” and has a 1.6m (5.3 foot) base with terrain park and half pipe open. Both resorts set off Powder Alarms on Skiinfo.com, triggered for snowfall of 20cm or more, obviously a rare event in August…

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