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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

NATIONS CHILLED

A Gore-like effect is observed across South Africa:

The South African Weather Service recorded 54 weather records in the icy, wet and snowy weather this week.

On Monday, there were 34 new records and on Tuesday, another 20. Almost all were for the lowest maximum and minimum daily temperatures in towns across the country.

The weird thing is, known chill-maker Al Gore was nowhere near the place. He was instead visiting, ahem, Chile. Meanwhile, despite annual hysteria over the threat to Australian skiing posed by gloybill wooming ...

“The whole place has gone completely white. It’s fully covered the whole resort,” said Mr Grant, [Perisher Blue Ski Resort’s] marketing manager. “It was a wild, wintry night. It just blizzarded. The snow was coming in from all directions.”

Some ski enthusiasts have taken advantage of the cold climate and started the ski season early. The official season kicks off on June 9.

(Via F.F. J-G)

UPDATE. Snowcams for all!

Posted by Tim B. on 05/23/2007 at 03:23 PM
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