Source: Reuters article, 4 April 1997, copied from ClariNews online news service.

> Date: Fri, 4 Apr 1997 9:52:36 PST
> From: (Reuters)
> Subject: Snow falls in Mexico's driest desert
> Organization: Copyright 1997 by Reuters
>          MEXICO CITY (Reuter) - Snow fell in one of Mexico's driest  
> deserts for the first time in almost four decades overnight 
> Thursday, only a week after temperatures soared 
> to 104 Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius). 
>          For the first time in 37 years, snow blanketed part of the  
> Pinacate Biospheric Reserve in the Altar desert in northern 
> Sonora state, a police spokesman told state-owned news agency 
> Notimex. 
>          A state of alert was ordered along the Sonoyta-San Luis Rio  
> Colorado road as eight inches of snow covered the highway which 
> runs parallel to the U.S.-Mexico border.