It would seem that Hillary Clinton has been hanging around AlGore a bit too much.
She is presently in South Africa. They just got some very rare snow…
With Hansen screaming that this is The Warmest Ever!!!… it must be that Very Very Rare “Warm Snow”.
Sudden South Africa snow, a rarity sometimes seen once in several decades, stuns and surprises
Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press
August 7, 2012
JOHANNESBURG — People slowly came outside despite the cold wind Tuesday across South Africa, pointed their mobile phone cameras to the sky and opened their mouths to taste a rare snowfall that fell on much of the country.
The snow began Tuesday morning, part of an extreme cold snap now biting into a nation still in its winter months. By mid-afternoon, officials recorded snowfall across every South African province except Limpopo, though a formal report from the region had yet to reach the South African Weather Service, agency spokesperson Kenosi Machepa said. Satellite imagery suggested the snow reached there as well, she said.
In Pretoria, the country’s capital, flurries filled the sky during a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. It was the first snowfall there since 1968, the weather service said.
The cold weather is expected to last a few days.
But hey, what’s a 44 year event among friends… Just call it “Climate Kaos” or some such and sell it…
OK, so we’ve got a very significant cold and snow even in South Africa. That often means cold spiraling out from the polar vortex in other southernly areas as well. Guess it’s time to check New Zealand, Tasmania, and Argentina / Chile / Bolivia / Peru…
HuffPo has the story too, with a photo slide show:
The snow grew heavier in the afternoon in Johannesburg, covering rooftops and slicking roads. Snowflakes are a rare commodity in Johannesburg, even during winter. South African Weather Service records show it has snowed in Johannesburg on only 22 other days in the last 103 years. The last snow fell there in June 2007.
So 22 days out of 103 years. My that Global Warming sure is fickle… Not quite a Black Swan event, but still. I make that 22 days out of 37,620 or 5.8 e-4 that ought to be about 0.00058 or 0.058 % of the days… With Global Warming like that, we could be in a glacial within the decade…
A quick check shows that I was asleep at the switch and didn’t notice that South America already had a cold event:
Record Cold Snap In South America
Friday, July 13, 2012 11:10
By The Astute Bloggers
FUNNY HOW THE LEGACY MEDIA HASN’T REPORTED THIS:
A recent cold snap turned deadly across parts of South America this weekend.
The progression of an unusually cool upper-level system crossed through portions of Chile over the weekend, resulting in nighttime low temperatures nearly 10 degrees Fahrenheit (5 Celsius) below normal.
Santiago, Chile’s capital, fell to 28 degrees Fahrenheit (-2 Celsius) late Friday night and Saturday night at the peak of the cold snap. Two homeless residents of the city lost their lives when they succumbed to hypothermia.
Coldest run of temperatures in 36 years
Updated July 09, 2012 09:49:14
Canberra has experienced its coldest run of temperatures in 36 years, with the mercury dropping below zero for the seventh time in a row.
The minimum temperatures have averaged minus five so far this month.
Meteorologist Ryan White says the warmest night this July so far has been 0.7 degrees.
“The last eight nights in a row we’ve had it pretty much at the minus five degree mark as an average, so it is quite incredible,” said Mr White.
Today the mercury dropped to -4.8 degrees shortly before 7:00am AEDT.
Well, Anywhere else?
Worst June weather in a quarter of a century
July 3, 2012 – 14:01
Clouds, rain and cold temperatures have hampered the Danish ‘summer’ weather so far this year, but July is already heating up
For one week in late May, the temperature was in the mid-20s, the sun shone gloriously and it all seemed to pointing to a legendary summer. But then June came along and out came the jackets, umbrellas and disgruntled looks.
June has been absolutely abysmal. In fact, June 2012 was statistically the worst June fo 25 years.
The average temperature for June was 12.8 degrees, and you have to go back to 1991 to find a colder June, according to the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI).
Some 96 millimetres of rain fell in June, the most since 2007 and there were only 183 hours of sunshine, the fewest in 16 years.
June 2012 was the eleventh coldest, seventh wettest and had fifteenth fewest hours of sunshine of any month since 1920.
Not In Kansas Anymore
But it has been hot and dry in the USA “Midwest” (that is actually sort of toward the East…) so must be Global Warming…
We’ve got massive rainfall all over the planet. Manila was under a couple of meters of flooding. LOADS of heat being dumped in the upper atmosphere when all that water condenses and falls. But the “loopy Jet Stream” of a cold phase PDO has a loop pulling the Mexican Dry Desert air over the American Midwest, so the Global Warming Panic Mongers are out in force.
For the “Hottest Ever” (per James Hansen) there sure is a lot of cold, wet, snowy, and just darned “unseasonal” shivering going on.
But at least a lot of folks are seeing first hand that the world is not warming. Just have to get out of Kansas…