3 FEBRUARY 1998. CENTRAL AMERICA: CLIMATE

Associated Press reports that cold temperatures, hail and even snow occurred as a cold front swept through Mexico, with hail falling in Cancun. Snow fell in ten Mexican states; Hidalgo receiving its first snow in twenty years, while high winds left 800 homeless in Chiapas as it shredded their houses. Strong winds associated with the front killed two in Mexico and one in Guatemala, shutting the Havana airport and damaging crops. The winds in Cuba were the strongest recorded for February since 1918. A second front today was bringing heavy rains to Baja California.

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