A late season snow storm has caused travel chaos across Western Europe, shutting schools, airports and train stations, and stranding thousands of commuters. Some areas received more than 20 centimeters of snow.
Extreme weather has hit parts of the country's western region amid an unseasonably warm spring. Half-a-meter of hail was recorded in the Mosel region.
Extreme weather warnings have been issued across Europe as the full force of gales and blizzard conditions from Siberia loom. The death toll from freezing temperatures across Europe has risen to at least 48.
Knee-high snow, powerful winds and hail the size of chicken eggs were just some of the violent weather that slammed into the central US. The storm also left baseball fans blue — and not just from the chilly temperatures.
The National Meteorological Service reports that April 2018 was the warmest April in the recorded history of German weather. Average temperatures were 5 degrees higher than during the comparison period from 1961 to 1990.
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