2½ ft of snow shuts down Argentina airport

Bariloche  – 70% of the city without light due to fallen branches and cable cutting-“Snowfall far exceeds normal parameters.” … # BarilocheWinter2019

20 Jul 2019 – See video:

Thousands of power outages – – Airport closed.
(San Carlos de Bariloche-Argentina)


Bariloche, a city in the province of Río Negro, Argentina, is situated in the foothills of the Andes on the southern shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake. It stands at elevation 893 m (2,930 ft) and has a population of about 130,000 according to the 2010 census.

In images: the intense snowfall in Bariloche gives no respite

The airport will remain closed until Sunday at 6 o’clock. “Beyond cleaning the runway with antifreeze, “the amount of snow fall exceeds normal parameters,” said ANAC spokesmen.

The airport of Bariloche will remain closed, in principle, until tomorrow Sunday at 6, according to the National Civil Aviation Administration (ANAC) due to heavy snowfall that is recorded in the city of Bariloche, with snow falls of up to 80 cm .

As a result, 20 flights were canceled, another 2 diverted, 1 rescheduled and 7 delayed. The last landed flight was after midnight.
The different airlines are informing passengers about the status of each of their flights.
“Beyond the cleaning of the track with antifreeze, the amount of snow falls is much more than the normal parameters,”

Sources from the Bariloche airport indicated that some 8,000 passengers will have to reschedule their arrival in Bariloche after the closure of the operations of the air station.







Thanks to Martin Siebert and Argiris Diamantis for these links

7 thoughts on “2½ ft of snow shuts down Argentina airport”

    • Less than 3,000 feet? I was there in December 2000 and thought it was much higher, being in the Andes Mountain Range. It snowed then. Quite understandable that tourists should flock there.

  1. 130k residents yet 8k passengers?
    theyre either rich…have a lot of FIFO miners?
    or something amazing to attracts tourists like flies;-)
    anyone know?

  2. Laurel, it´s a tourist destination with ski resorts. And this week marked the start of winter holidays. That´s why so many people were to scheduled to arrive during weekend

  3. Not so long ago, when people weren’t so dependent on the largess of government agencies, 2 1/2 foot of snow was nothing but an inconvenience.
    Now its a dang apocalypse.

  4. I find it hard to imagine a time or circumstance before the advent of government-funded snow plows that 2 1/2 feet of snow was “nothing but an inconvenience”. Perhaps in your well stocked log cabin, going outside may be optional, but even your horse will tire quickly stomping through that much snow. Snow can paralyze an area, and should not be trivialized.

  5. The problem with all this anecdotal information is that it is impossible to quantify. A little more snow than some previous maximum, a little lower temperature than some previous minimum. Given enough of this kind of thing it is all very suggestive that the pressure is on.

    Yet how much pressure is it? The real issue is here is the dreams of the warmists and the insanities of governments. How much of this kind of thing can go on before the cognitive dissonance forces reconsideration of deeply held beliefs and wishes?

    If the next ice age is coming or only a grand solar minimum the consequence will likely be costly. Considered action, not blind panic, is the required response. Does it have to get so bad that the only wake up response is blind panic? Do we have to act out some cheap disaster movie for real before people shift their perspective? That is the important question. How can we get a handle on a world that is not going as so many expect and demand?

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