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The Mexican government declared a emergency in 21 municipalities in the northern state of Chihuahua due to heavy snow and a cold wave blamed for six deaths.

Salvador Echavarria Campos, a meteorologist with Chihuahua’s UEPC civil defense agency, said that the lowest temperature registered Thursday morning was minus 11 C (12 F) in the municipality of Bocoyna, in the state’s mountainous region.

150 communities cut off by snow

On Tuesday, UEPC director Luis Lujan Peña confirmed that the snow had cut off some 150 communities in the Sierra Tarahumara mountains.

http://www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/latino-daily-news/details/heavy-snow-sends-northern-mexico-into-state-of-emergency/21033/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+HSN-Global-Feed+%28HSN+Global+RSS+Feed%29

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link

“News about the unusual cold in Mexico is very hard to find on the Internet,” says Argiris.

 

3 Responses to Heavy Snow Sends Northern Mexico into State of Emergency

  1. Laurel says:

    news about ANY of the extreme cold and low temps is near zero anywhere mainstream..
    and we all know why :-)

  2. Argiris Diamantis says:

    Here some more news about the Mexico “cold snap” from a Russian news agency. Other news agencies do not see this as news? http://english.ruvr.ru/2013_01_19/29-die-of-cold-weather-in-Mexico/

  3. F. Guimaraes says:

    This picture (from the link at the Russia thread)

    http://rt.com/files/news/winter-snow-russia-weather-photos-275/world-wide-daily-snow.jpg

    shows ~ half of the NH covered by snow.


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