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article imageKathmandu Nepal gets first snowfall in 63 years

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By Chris V. Thangham     Feb 14, 2007 in World
Kathmandu, Capital city of Nepal gets snowfall after 62 years.
Snow fell on Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, for the first time in 63 years on Wednesday, stirring excitement and curiosity among residents and their children.
When I first heard this I couldn't believe it, because Nepal is located adjacent to Mt. Everest, so there should be plenty of Snowfall from that region to Nepal. The real reason Nepal doesn't receive snowfall because they are situated in a valley and has not had snow since January of 1944.
Manju Shrestha, a housewife said, she has never seen snow all her life and was seen playing in snow with her children.
Weather officials said the brief snowfall, which lasted only a few minutes, was the result of a "westerly disturbance" over Nepal that earlier in the week caused heavy rains.
Because of this unusual weather, one man was killed in western part of Nepal.
Also, this snow disrupted flights and road transport in several areas of Nepal, but Kathmandu airport was functioning as normal.
I don't know this is because of global warming but 63 years is a lot of time for this to happen again.
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