The Chill in Brazil!

July 24th, 2013 at 12:00 pm by under Bill's Blog, News, Weather

Snow in Brazil  Check out this link for news of snow in S. Brazil…for some places the first snow in over 40 years!  I’ve mentioned before that METSUL in Brazil is the best group of meteorologists in the S. Hemisphere.   I got this off google translater:  “An event never to forget! Memorable! 22 and 23 July 2013 entered definitely into the history of weather in southern Brazil. In an era that remain about global warming and experts even so far as to suggest a tropicalization South of Brazil, the three southern states were hit by snow and cold episode as seldom seen in the last half century. Scenes and unusual factsroadblocks by loads of snow / ice, or collapsing roofs by heavy snowfalls.  Survey of Meteorology MetSul based on own calculation and data Ciram, Simepar and the National Institute of Meteorology, indicates that it snowed in at least 140 cities in southern Brazil. In Rio Grande do Sul snowed in at least 20 municipalities between Monday (22) and today (23). In Santa Catarina, survey by Epagri / Ciram indicated more than 90 cities. And in the state of Paraná, found the Institiuto Simepar, snow was observed in at least 30 counties. Besides snow in Paraguay and the province of Misiones in Argentina, there were reports of snow up in the town of Paranhos, Mato Grosso do Sul in the Center-West region of Brazil, where locals say that the phenomenon was not observed for more than 40 years.  (picture courtesy of METSUL blog- click on the link to enlarge).  Lots of amazing pictures at this this link.   

Here’s pictures of lightning in London and a couple of fires started by the lightnings.

26 Responses to “The Chill in Brazil!”

  1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    Keep up the good work Bill. My prediction for this coming winter is colder than average and about 100 inches of SNOW! Bring it on!

  2. Kevin(Rockford) says:

    The one who shall not be named hardest hit.

    1. Rocky (Rockford) says:


  3. Jack says:

    Take A ” CHILL PILL”…. In Brazil….. ;-)

    1. Jordan (Twin Lake) says:

      Jack burned his draft card and framed his bridge card!!

  4. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    It is a beautiful day today! We are in the midst of summer and the amazing weather shows no signs of stopping.

  5. DF (SE Mich) says:

    This is what I have been saying would happen Travis. Now that the windy days finally arrived the big Lake tamps have plummeted.

  6. Dan says:

    The Lake waters were churned by yesterday’s winds! I’d say avg water temp for Lake Michigan is about 73 degrees!

    1. Brad says:

      Magical thinking or data?

      1. WhatBillwantstosaybutcant says:

        Magical data.

    2. Jordan (Twin Lake) says:

      Once again Dan shows his lack of intelligence he is so slow he couldn’t catch the short bus!!

  7. Jeff (Portland) says:


  8. mike says:

    Imagine that, a snowstorm where it is winter right now, amazing. Nice try Bill, we are on to you that you think most of your bloggers are too dumb to know its winter in the southern Hemisphere right now. Oh wow snow in Brazil, the amazon, oh what a calamity, lets all get our bibles out and pray!

    1. michael g (SE GR) says:

      So the fact that it is the first snow in 40 years in some of those places does nothing for you?

      1. Mike (Shepherd, MI) says:

        The latitude in Brazil that is snowed are the equivalent of getting snow in Miami in the northern hemisphere. I would say that is pretty amazing.

        1. Rogério Penna says:

          But it snows EVERY year in these latitudes in Brazil. However, its never so widespread (number of cities). Also, it hardly hits coastal areas (like Florianopolis) and other sea level cities. But towns at 1000-1500m height range are always hit by snow at latitude 28-30S Brazil.

          Anyway, compared to the snowstorm records from the 19th century and early 20th century in southern Brazil, even this last snowfall was STILL quite light.

    2. Cliff (Scotts) says:

      Hey mike how about you google it before you bash Bill, you will see how rare this is. Go hug a tree

    3. DF (SE Mich) says:

      Do you not see the palm trees in the picture? Lol…

    4. Rocky (Rockford) says:

      100% ignorant comment!

      1. Dan says:

        yes, I would say he is about 13 years old. It is only a matter of time!

    5. big Daddy BC says:

      Jeremiah 2:7 – I brought you into a fertile land to eat its fruit and rich produce. But you came and defiled my land and made my inheritance detestable.

      1. Bill Steffen says:

        1st Corinthians 1:18

  9. Uncle Sparkee says:

    Your ol uncle sparks garden looks like a rain forest in brazil. The little green monsters are doing well this year. Before you little weather hobos know it, your uncle sparks will be movin the outdoor indoor!! Cool mornin in the back woods!!, your ol uncle sparks is sure glad he didn’t sleep in the buck!

  10. DF (SE Mich) says:

    We are going to be relatively close to record lows tonight. There is a chance.

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  12. Dan says:

    What a great day! I’ m loving this weather. Cool andcooler for the weekend!

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