Europe goes in the deep freezer – Germany: Now comes the Winter with power – Snow, ice, high winds and temperatures down to minus 20 degrees

Europe goes in the deep freezer (Ice Age Now, Dec 27, 2014):

Snow, ice sweep Europe, stranding potentially thousands of drivers.

Germany – Now comes the Winter with power (Ice Age Now, Dec 27, 2014):

Snow, ice, high winds and temperatures down to minus 20 degrees.

From the English Channel, the cold first moved to Belgium then reached west and south-west Germany early Saturday morning, bringing “much white stuff.”

It snowed in North Rhine-Westphalia, Saarland, Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse and Baden-Württemberg.

Above 200 meters there was solid snow: From Bergische Land to the western Sauerland it snowed, sometimes dramatically, and the DWD issued a severe weather warning.

In high altitudes of the Black Forest up to 40 cm (16 inches) of snow are expected, reports the German Weather Service (DWD). The West Central German Uplands received up to 25 inches of new snow.

After the snow, it will be even colder.

http://www.bild.de/news/inland/wetter/wetter-tief-hiltrud-39115802.bild.html

Thanks to Henk Franken for this link

See warnings for much of Europe:
http://www.meteoalarm.eu/

Also snow pictures from the south of Holland and Belgium:
http://www.nu.nl/binnenland/3962164/diverse-ongelukken-gebeurd-gladheid-en-sneeuw.html#sneeuw-in-nederland-9

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