From NTD Television
While people in other regions of China, are enduring the hot summer, a bizarre scene of drifting snow covered the Zheduo Mountain section of the Sichuan State Highway 318 on Wednesday.
The snowfall measured more than 12 inches deep. The temperature was less than 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
Heavy snow and fog almost paralyzed traffic on the state highway—as vehicles moved bumper to bumper on the snow-covered road.
While the snowfall was creating a traffic jam, some people enjoyed the unusual sight, and got out of their cars to take pictures.
“I came from Nanjing City of Jiangsu Province. I’ve come to Sichuan for a tour. I never saw snow in July. It is indeed rare. Even in winter, I rarely saw snow in Nanjing.”
Meteorologists offer two reasons for the sudden snowfall in summer. The first is the altitude of Zheduo Mountain, which is more than 13,000 feet high. The second reason is the continuous rain with low temperatures in the region.
hat-tip to reader Sonya and Ice Age Now