Snow accumulations 12 to 18 inches (30 to 45 cm) … Heaviest above 10,000 ft
“Cold blast brings winter-like storm in spring,” reads the headline out of Palm Springs, California.
6 May 2016 – “Some small business cashing in on cooler temperatures
With about 80% of the fruit harvest destroyed in parts of Austria, the words ‘complete catastrophe’ have been used.
In several European countries – such as Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Germany, Slovenia, France and Belgium – apples, pears, cherries and grapes were frozen early last week.
Excerpts from a summary by NFO, the Dutch fruit growers association:
In the state of Styria the words ‘complete catastrophe’ have been used. About 80 per cent of the fruit harvest destroyed … €100 million Euro in damages for the fruit sector (without grapes) alone.
Councillor Hans Seitinger: “This is truly a unique situation, which has not occurred in the last 50 years.”
In several cities
29 Apr 2016 – The city of Urupema in Santa Catarina, was the coldest point, recording -4 ° C in the early hours of Friday (29), according to Climatempo.
Snow in the city of Serra Catarinense covered roofs, cars, vegetation and open fields over the past three nights. The last time the city recorded so cold was in September 2015, with -5.4 ° C on the 13th.
Still in Serra, frosts also hit the city of São Joaquim. At 08 hours, the National Institute of Meteorology also recorded -1.8 ° C in Bom Jardim da Serra, -0.5 ° C and -0.3 ° C in Caçador in Lages
LONDON — Snow fell in Britain on Tuesday, an unusual event that provoked surprise and excitement among some locals.
A brief flurry of snowflakes landed in London and other parts of southern England in the afternoon, accompanied by dark skies and thunder. The temperature in the capital was 45 F on Tuesday afternoon. There has been heavy snow in parts of Scotland, where the CairnGorm Mountain ski resort said it had enough of the white stuff to stay open until May 2, the BBC reported.
“Snow this late in April is unusual,” said AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys. “Much of the accumulating snow will be across the mountainous terrain of Scotland and northern England.”