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Switzerland Receives Record May Snowfall

Parts of Switzerland received record-breaking May snowfall overnight Saturday. Central and eastern alpine regions saw their share, but the most dramatic records were broken in lower-lying Bern and St Gallen.

The Swiss capital of Bern woke up to 4 cm (1.6 inches) of fresh snow on Sunday morning. The previous record for the month of May was just 1 cm (0.4 inches) set back in 1945 (solar minimum of cycle 17).

The eastern city of St Gallen received a whopping 19 cm (7.5 inches) of powder, smashing the 12 cm (4.7 inches) recorded on May 07, 1957, according to the Swiss meteorological service MeteoSwiss.

MeteoSwiss forecasts sharp ground-frosts for the lowlands into next week, putting Vineyards and strawberry crops a risk.

Two years ago, Switzerland’s fruit farming industry suffered heavy losses as a result of late-season frosts. Vineyards were badly hit, as were cherry, apricot and apple harvests.

The cold times are coming.

Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift

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  1. There will not be a GSM until the second half of this century.

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