Thousands cheered and threw snowballs in the streets of Buenos Aires
after wet snow fell for hours on Monday. The freezing spell has also extended across to Chile, Bolivia and Uruguay.
Note: I’ve received comments from two different sources (see below) that say this story is incorrect.
Here’s one of those comments:
“I’m from Rio Cuarto, Cordoba, Argentina, consult their website daily, I must say that this information is wrong and old, occurred in July 2007.”
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The article I was quoting from was dated today, but apparently is not true.
So I have a question. In the interest of honesty should I leave this article up (with this disclaimer), or should I just simply remove the whole thing?
It’s not totally wrong, because here’s a different headline from the Buenos Aires Herald, dated yesterday, that says “Cold snap leaves six dead across Argentina.” (http://www.buenosairesherald.com/article/136769/cold-snap-leaves-six-dead-across-argentina)
Argentina’s National Weather Service said it was the first major snow in Buenos Aires since 22nd June, 1918, though sleet or freezing rain have been periodically reported in decades since.
Higher elevations in western and central Argentina were also blanketed with snow.
The snow followed a bitter cold snap in late May that saw subfreezing temperatures, the coldest temperatures reported in 40 years in Buenos Aires.
For the last five days, polar temperatures have affected almost all of Argentina, with at least six people dying of the cold in various parts of the country.
Early morning temperatures in Buenos Aires dropped as low as 1.6 degrees C.
Parts of Jujuy and Mendoza provinces saw temperatures drop to -10 degrees C and experienced heavy snowfall.
Meteorologists predict that the cold will last for several more days and that low temperatures could get even more extreme.
Exposing the global warming con job.