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Heaviest snowfall in three decades. (Short video)
It is cold at the other side of the world, too.
Residents of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, a desert city 750 miles (1,200 km) north of Santiago, say the weekend snow was the heaviest in three decades.
But now local officials are now concerned about flooding.
The national tourism office says the road to the city was temporarily blocked due to the unusual weather.
The Atacama desert is the driest hot desert in the world, according to Wikipedia. Average rainfall is about 15 mm (0.59 in) per year, although some locations receive as little as 1 mm (0.04 in) to 3 mm (0.12 in) in a year.
In fact, according to the National Geographic, some areas contain “sterile, intimidating stretches where rain has never been recorded, at least as long as humans have measured it.”
How much snow did the area receive? This video will give you an idea.
Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link
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