“My wife’s family lives in Rio de Janeiro,” says reader Kevin Koffenberger. “They report that the windchill temperature is 9 degrees celsius (48.2 F) today. No one in Rio has central heating or fireplaces, and its supposed to be spring there!”
“Even though the mainstream media tries to ignore the obvious cooling in the southern hemisphere over the past several years, Accuweather has picked up on an amazing turn of events from record heat to severe storm to snow and record cold in Brazil,” says Koffenberger.
“The Little Ice Age had many examples of severe storms with sudden, drastic changes during an extended period of low solar activity. Does any of this sound familiar to anyone else?”
Here’s what Koffeberger is talking about:
According to Metsul, lightning strikes numbered over 300,000 in four days in Rio Grande do Sul (the southernmost state in Brazil), which reported two million without power. Near the city of Camaquã, nearly a foot (300 mm) of rain was estimated, collapsing a bridge. Huge hailstones punched holes in roofs, high winds (estimated near 100 mph) knocked down brick walls and radio antennas. Thousands of homes were damaged in southern Brazil as well as neighboring Argentina and Paraguay (where five people were killed). On the Uruguay coast, streets filled with sand and sea foam as winds gusted to 107 mph (172 km/hr).
Incredibly, less than 10 days later, reports and photos of snow and temperatures below freezing (with wind chills as low as -30 C!) started pouring in. An article from Estadao.com says (translation) says: “Also there was record snow between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, in Bom Jardim da Serra and Urubici. According to Epagri / Ciram, responsible for monitoring weather conditions in Santa Catarina, the last time there was record snowfall in spring in the state was in 2000.”
I wonder why the main stream media isn’t reporting on this? Do you suppose that there’s a global warming agenda at work here? Nah. They wouldn’t do that to us, would they? Would they?
Thanks to Greg Mantle and Kevin Koffenberger for these links
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