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snowy independence

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I find it extremely important to point out that it is in fact snowing here in Buenos Aires. Snowing. SNOWING. Yes, you read that correctly. And, yes, I feel the need to repeat it and repeat it and repeat it. It’s Snowing in BA. Snowing I tell you! SNOWING!

Is the world coming to and end? Can pigs fly? Has hell frozen over?

Okay, so maybe it’s not that impossible. But it is a bit out of the ordinary. Well, more like A LOT out of the ordinary. It’s just downright bizarre. Snow in Buenos Aires?
Seriously. I’m not exaggerating. Not even a little bit.

The last recorded snow fall in Buenos Aires was in1918. We’re talking 89 years ago. 89 years – that’s only 11 years short of an entire century. Yeah, so when people told me that it never snowed in BA, that you’d have to travel south to the Patagonia region or west to the mountains, I believed them. When they told me that the weather here was kinda like Washington, DC, but hotter in the summer and a bit milder in the winter, and without the snow, I believed them.

But, folks, it’s snowing. SNOWING. SNOWING. SNOWING.

Because this is a historic day for all of us here, it would be a shame not to document it in pictures. Here are a couple of images from early afternoon when the snow began and two others from this evening when the snow actually began to stick.

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Oh, and, before I forget. Happy Independence Day Argentina! Love ya!

By the way, did I mention that it’s SNOWING?

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Written by nicolemarie

July 9, 2007 at 9:30 pm

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  1. It’s such a biggie it’s even made the BBC News! http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/6288410.stm

    prospectus

    July 10, 2007 at 1:15 pm

  2. …and the local news in DC

    Barry

    July 11, 2007 at 6:51 pm


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