Germany: Saxony-Anhalt's Harz Mountain range hit with May snow

With only weeks before the official start of summer, a blizzard struck the mountain peak of Brocken, and covered the whole town of Wernigerode in Germany's Saxony-Anhalt with snow on Monday. Footage shows strong gusty winds as well as freezing rain and a thin layer of snow on the already green grass. «I have got an impression as if we are in the middle of the winter,» said Carola, a lonely... Еще hiker, adding «my gloves are frozen. It's a snowstorm but I have enough warm clothes.» A drop in temperatures brought upon by a polar vortex and even ground frost during mid-May is not uncommon for the Harz mountain range. Locals have named the phenomenon «Die Eisheiligen» [Ice Saints] after three saints who have their feast days respectively between May 11 and May 13.

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