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The White Death: An avalanche disaster from 1954 

Sixty years ago, in January 1954, devastating avalanches swept across Austria’s Vorarlberg state. In a 48-hour period 388 avalanches were observed. The aftermath was disastrous; 270 burials resulting in 125 deaths, 55 houses and hundreds of farm buildings were destroyed, … Continue reading

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Unpredictable Winters

Unpredictable Winters The discussion of climate change continues to be disputed internationally. The 2013-14 winter season has been quite whacky across North America and Europe. Some regions have been warm and dry while other areas have been inundated by a … Continue reading

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Just Like The Old Days — Big Snows In California’s Sierras

“I’ve been here since 1954 and I have to frankly say this is the harshest, toughest winter that I have ever had up here,” said Norm Sayler, 78, president of the Donner Summit Historical Society. Through Monday, the California statewide … Continue reading

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