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Argentina cold snap

Jill Colton, staff writer

July 17, 2010 — Argentina is suffering from some unusually cold weather. In fact, snow fell in over half the provinces on Friday.

Snow in July? Well, that's the case for Argentina this week. It is winter in the southern hemisphere.


An arctic air mass is hovering over the middle of the country, bringing frigid temperatures and leaving snow on the ground. In Cordoba, north and east of the capital, roads and homes were blanketed in white, making driving conditions trecherous, but exciting children with the rare snowfall.

Local newspapers reported that the temperature plunged to -1.5°C in Buenos Aires, on Friday -- making it the coolest day in a decade for the capital. Even the beaches saw white powder. The coastal resort city Mar del Plata was blanketed by snow for two days straight.

The snow was easily the biggest story of the day, as most newspaper front pages were dedicated to pictures of the snow. One paper reported snowfall in 12 of the country's 22 provinces.

Meteorologists say the satellite images show that the cold air mass settled firmly over central Patagonia, where temperatures plummeted to -15°C. Maria de los Milagros Skance, the director of the national meteorologist service said, “A cold air mass from the pole moved into the country and affected the entire country and continues affecting it.”

Skance also notes that the air mass caused snow in places that don't get snow and then pushed the cold all the way up into the subtropical northern areas of the country.


In Buenos Aires, temperatures are expected to climb until Monday, but there's still a wind-chill factor and light rains that will keep conditions frosty.

With files from Reuters


Pic: Kids playing in a rare snowfall - Cordoba, Argentina
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Post time 2010-7-18 23:22:51 |Display all floors
unless CO2 can be controlled, expect even colder winters and hotter summers..............

also expect Scandinavian countries and UK to freeze over for 6 months in the year when the warm Gulf stream stops flowing in the future.............................................haha.

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Post time 2010-7-19 00:19:19 |Display all floors
I believe these unpredictable weather conditions possess a big head-ache to weather forecasters.

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Post time 2010-7-19 00:42:51 |Display all floors
weather is unpredictable
same as short term price charts of stocks and shares.

weather is like quantum physics and the uncertainty principles., too complex and too many uncertainties.

but over the long term, if the company's fundamentals keep improving, u can be sure the share price will improve.

climate is just like that.
If man keep putting up CO2, you can be sure the earth will get  warmer......haha.

why is it so cold over there?

melting ice bergs and melting glaciers absorbs heat energy and so makes the environment colder.

don't believe? stand in a room with a block of melting ice..............

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Post time 2010-7-19 03:19:46 |Display all floors
China should burn more carbon so the Europeans freeze to death.   haha.

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Post time 2010-7-19 03:35:53 |Display all floors
without the warm Gulf Stream, Edinburg will be as cold as Anchorage,  Alaska as they share the same latitude  haha.

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Post time 2010-7-19 19:11:51 |Display all floors
And from what I read in German media this year has the hottest summer since start of taking weather records.
Patria est ubicunque bene/Obsequium amicos, veritas odium parit

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