1922 Record Heat In May – Glaciers Melting

“PARIS, May 24.—Paris today experienced the hottest May day in 116 years, the thermometer hitting 94 1-10 degrees Fahrenheit in the | Shade at 3:45 o’clock this after- noon. This city was one of many | European capitals to experience a similar heat wave ‘that began | sweeping western Europe five days ago.

The heat here generated a peculiarly stifling haze, although the sky was blue throughout France. The weather bureau predicts continued heat, with possibly an even higher temperature tomorrow.

The usually crowded streets were thinly peopled at noon today and there were noticeably few women on the boulevards. The cafes and beer gardens, however, did a land- office business.

|GENEVA, May 24.—The heat wave in the Alps region has broken a ninety-year record for the month of May, the thermometer at a number of points today registering $0 degrees Fahrenheit. Snow and glaciers are melting rapidly and the Rhine and Rhone rivers are rising.

An avalanche released by the heat destroyed an Alpine club- | house, it was reported today, on | the summit of Mount Ferginkogel, | 7.000 feet above sea level.”


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