The Chill in Brazil!July 24th, 2013 at 12:00 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, News, Weather
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 facts…roadblocks 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.