August 4, 2010

Rare Snow In Brazil

It is winter down here in the Southern Hemisphere. Our city, Santos, is located on the south central coast of Brazil, and we have very mild weather in the winter here. In the southern most parts of Brazil it gets somewhat colder, and it is possible to have some snow, although it is pretty rare. Yesterday was a cold day for here (15ºC = 60ºF for the high temp.), and it was rainy and windy, so it felt colder than that. I realize this is pretty mild compared to many places in the US. The nice thing is that this will only last a couple of days and then get back to normal (in the 70's or low 80's). In the southern most parts of Brazil (the states of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina), it was much colder yesterday and they had a rare splash of snow. Most people we know here have never seen snow in their lives, unless they visited the US or Canada or Europe.

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