Sunday, December 25, 2016

It's Not Exactly Hell Freezing Over . . .

We know the northern hemisphere has been getting colder, for example we reported earlier this week that the USA was colder than any time last year with an average temperature of 16 degrees F. It isn’t just the USA, in northern Africa, reports suggest that it is only the second time in living memory that snow has fallen on the Sahara desert. The last record is for February 18, 1979, when the snow storm lasted just half an hour.

Snow falling on the Saharan mountain ranges is very rare, let alone on the sandy dunes of the continent’s largest desert.
Photo by Karim Bouchetata of Meteo Algerie
No, weather is not climate, but climate is the long term average of weather.

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