INTERNATIONAL: Worst in Decades

Only when startling records are set does cold weather become hot news. Startling, last fortnight, was a whole series of such records, observed with attendant local hardships throughout most of Europe and the Near East. Parisians had not been so cold in 15 years, Londoners in 32, Romans in 80 years. . . .

Italy-Dalmatia. Not only were Naples and Sicily snowmantled, not only did Vesuvius and Mount Etna spurt red ashes into a white storm; but the cold grew so intense in Dalmatia—across the Adriatic Sea from Italy—that the surface of a...

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