Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Extreme snowfall blankets parts of South Africa

Extreme snowfall blankets parts of South Africa

This video shows the snow In South Africa which in some places is only used to a dusting a couple times a year. This following the 32 inches dumped on Chile this past week... Keep connecting those dots. The hydrologic cycle is oversaturated as we keep contributing to it daily while waiting for some magic bullet. Water evaporation in places of intense heat and drought as wel as oceans are now drying out areas of the world and carrying the moisture to other places where it is not usual, while places in the world needing it sit in drought. This is the damage to our agriculture that has been warned about as well as crops dying in either wilting heat and extended drought or extreme floods.


'Snow blankets parts of South Africa
By Jason Samenow

Up to two feet of snow covered parts of eastern South Africa Tuesday, bringing traffic to a standstill along major routes and disrupting air and rail transportation. The snow also closed shops and schools.

Reuters Africa reports:

Parts of South Africa usually receive a dusting about once or twice a year but the storm that hit large parts of the eastern half of the country on Monday and Tuesday dumped up to 60 cms (2 feet) in some areas. “Snow is not unheard of but it is usually not this extreme,” said national weather service forecaster Karl Loots.'

Climate change and the effects on the hydrologic cycle.

And just as a reference, Durbin South Africa, a city hit by this extreme snowfall while extreme drought and precipitation also happen across the globe simultaneously is located at a subtropic latitude which is considered predominantly dry with average mild winters. And as this video brought out, not all areas of the world receive the same level of precipitation. However, with climate change, wet becoming wetter is not good for all agriculture and neither is dry becoming dryer. And neither is seeing extreme precipitation due to increased GHGs with increased water vapor and moisture that is moved around the globe and dumped on areas where such precipitation is unusal or not needed while other areas that are the breadbaskets of their countries go dry. This is why it is so important to monitor these effects in order to prepare for changes in growing seasons, what can be grown, the economic fallout and migration of inhabitants to other areas.

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