14 DECEMBER 1997. MEXICO: CLIMATE (COLD WAVE)

Reuters reported more than 20 killed in a severe cold wave this past weekend. It snowed almost 16 inches in Guadalajara, the first snow since 1881. A minimum temperature of -11 F was reported in Chihuahua; maximum temperatures did not exceed 41 F elsewhere. Gales closed many seaports and coffee and other crops may have been devastated.

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