Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Brazil Seeing Extreme Cold Weather

Max has noted that the Farmer's Almanac is predicting a "bitterly cold" winter for the U.S. this year.

Well, Brazil has already received a taste of it. Every so often Rio Grande do Sul the southern most state in Brazil has a light snow fall. But, today residents of Caxias do Sul woke up to find an extreme weather condition for them--the ground was covered with snow. The soccer club there had a great time playing in it and even having snowball fights.

Brazil's winter is during our summer. So, we've been doubly warned.


Rogério Penna said...

This was a pretty weird winter here in southern Brazil. It was VERY hot (way above average) in June and first half of July... then it got colder in the end of July and August has broken several records (20 years records... since there were much larger snowfalls in the 19th and early 20th century).

Here, some very nice photos of the snowfall of yesterday


T. D. said...

Rogério, thank you for clarifying what winter has been like and for the photo links. I'm glad you stopped by and took time to comment.

Brazil and Brazilians are special to me.

OregonGuy said...

Wow. Great pics from Rogério. Maybe you should post them on the front page?

Anyway, I guess the name of this story is Climate Change Unbound. Not in the sense that Prometheus endured being chained to a rock, although at times listening to the Science Community™ it feels as if one can hear the shrieking of the birds ripping at Prometheus' liver, but in the more traditional sense of boundaries, as in mathematics, meaning there are no limits to what can be ascribed to Climate Change™. That is, I'm sure that we'll be hearing that this snow is the result of Man Made Global Warming™. Settled Science™.

And the beauty of having no boundaries? It can't be falsified!


T. D. said...

OG, judging by Rogério's description (hot beginning, cold ending) this is a half win for the "settled science" people and a laugh for the rest of us.

MAX Redline said...

Those are excellent photos. If he's not a pro photog, he should be.

I really hope this winter doesn't hit the Florida area hard - with greening disease, citrus growers are already in deep trouble - which means consumers are as well. A hard winter could be killer.

T. D. said...

OG and Max, you are both right about the quality of the photos. They were taken by various people (maybe professionals). I couldn't find the photographer's information on a few of them, but most had the photographer's name. However, Rogério's information was very interesting to me--and the photos a good illustration.