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Great snow storm in Europe.

--The advent of Christmas brought to Western Europe one of the most severe snow storms ever experienced. Accounts of its ravages have been received from the United Kingdom, France and Italy. Mr. Lowe, the well-known meteorologist, reports that the cold which ensued was perhaps the most extraordinary ever known in England. On Christmas day the thermometer was eight degrees below zero near London, and elsewhere it is reported as having been still lower. The rivers were full of floating ice, and skating was as common in London as in New York. The quantity of snow which fell in places is said to have exceeded two feet. The storm appeared to have traveled over all Western and Southern Europe. At Turin the Raumur thermometer indicated eight degrees below zero, (the freezing point.) That city is nearly under the same parallel of latitude as Montreal; but its winter usually corresponds rather with that of Richmond. In England numerous steam-boiler explosions happened about that time in private houses, apparently owing to the intense cold.

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