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Historic winter storm in South America
As reader Alan Stover says, “Wow!”

22 Jul 09 - MetSul Weather Center - A major and historic winter storm is underway in Argentina. Snow is falling in many parts of the country not used to winter precipitation. Snow already has been observed in the provinces of Mendoza, San Luis, San Juan, Cordoba, La Pampa and Buenos Aires.

In Bahia Blanca, the snow storm is heavy and local authorities describe it as the worst snow event in 50 years. Roads are already blocked by snow and ice. TN news channel reports some areas of the Sierra de La Ventana could pick up 3 feet of snow, unimaginable to the region.

In July 9th and 10th 2007 it snowed in the city of Buenos Aires for the first time in 89 years and it could snow again just two years later.

Snow was also reported in the capital of Chile, Santiago.

MetSul Weather Center is not ruling out snow also in Uruguay. The vast part of Uruguay is at sea level and snow is quite unusual in the region.

MetSul is also advising about a severe cold outbreak in Southern Brazil in the next few days with lows only seen this decade in the historic events of July 2000 and July 2007.

See entire article by Alexandre Aguiar:
Thanks to Alan Stover and Michael Harman for this link





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