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I went out early on a cool comfortable morning to see what I could find with my camera. Suddenly the whole valley below filled with white clouds. Our hotel was high up on the side of the mountain with most of the village a distance below.
It began a light rain during their Harvest Festival Parade held that afternoon. That night the rain turned to heavy snow with huge flakes all the next day. When it stopped the end of the day we had 47 centimeters or 15 inches of snow. We were not allowed to take our cars out for three days. Small trees were bent and broken and flowers crushed.
The map will not allow me to put in Bad Gastien, Austria which is the proper location.
Spotted on Sep 18, 2011
Submitted on Oct 1, 2011