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Friday, July 13, 2007's cold in South America...

I hear lots in the news about how hot it is in BC...but this hasn't made the news here in Canada...

Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires, has seen snow for the first time in 89 years, as a cold snap continues to grip several South American nations.

Temperatures plunged to -22C (-8F) in parts of Argentina's province of Rio Negro, while snow fell on Buenos Aires for several hours on Monday.

Two deaths from exposure were reported in Argentina and one in Chile.

In Bolivia, heavy snowfall blocked the nation's main motorway and forced the closure of several airports.

In Argentina, several provinces in the Andes have been placed under a storm alert, according to the national weather centre.

But thousands of people cheered in the streets of Buenos Aires at the sight of the capital's first snowfall since 1918.

"Despite all my years, this is the first time I've ever seen snow in Buenos Aires," 82-year-old Juana Benitez was quoted as saying by the Associated Press news agency.

In Chile, temperatures dropped to -18C (0F) in parts of Araucania region in the south.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's very cold in South Africa this year. Johanesberg also had snow this year, also very rare, it last snowed in 1981. The mid day tempratures have been well below normal.
Do you think the southern hemisphere needs some global warming?

6:49 AM  
Blogger Brian in Calgary said...

Do you think the southern hemisphere needs some global warming?

Hey, anonymous, didn't you know that globel warming IS responsible for the snow? At least, that's probably what Al Gore and David Suzuki would say. And, they're smart people, they couldn't be wrong, could they? [/sarcasm]

3:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A recent global warming quote from some dude said that the climate would be at times wetter and drier, hotter and colder - and of course we should all be very frightened about this.

An apparently little known fact is that historically we called this 'the weather'.

2:34 AM  

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