July 2007 Argentine winter storm
|Maximum snowfall or ice accretion|
|Fatalities||At least 55 people.|
|Areas affected||Southern-Central regions of Argentina|
The July 2007 Argentine winter storm resulted from the interaction of an area of low pressure systems across central Argentina and the entry of a massive polar cold snap during the 6–8 July 2007; it was the worst winter of Argentina in almost forty years. Severe snowfalls and blizzards affected the country. In Patagonia, several lakes were frozen. The cold snap advanced from the south towards the central zone of the country during Friday, July 6, continuing its displacement towards the north during Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8. On Monday July 9, the simultaneous presence of very cold air, above the average levels of the atmosphere as in the surface, gave place to the occurrence of snowfalls even in localities where snow is very rare. This phenomenon left at least 46 people dead in Argentina, six in Chile, and 3 in Bolivia.
It was the third time that a phenomenon like this happened in the country. The first time was in 1912 and the second one was in 1918, when took place the most significant volume of snow accumulation on the ground ever registered in Buenos Aires. Since July 9 is a national holiday in Argentina, crowds gathered in the streets and parks all over the country to experience snow, most for the first time in their lives.
Cities affected by snowfalls
During the July 9, 2007, weather radars, monitored this snowfalls and announced the cities that were affected by the blizzard. The coldest temperature plunged to −32 °C (−26 °F) and was registered in the province of Rio Negro.
Chacabuco Park, Buenos Aires city
- Buenos Aires sees snowfall BBC News July 10, 2007
- Después de 30 años, nevó en varias ciudades del interior — La Nación (Spanish)
- Videos enviados por los lectores — La Nación (Spanish)
- Por primera vez en casi un siglo, nieva en la ciudad de Buenos Aires — La Nación (Spanish)
- Y un día el país pareció la Patagonia — Clarín (Spanish)
- Y un día el país pareció la Patagonia Clarín (Spanish)
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- El Siglo (Spanish)
- Buenos Aires has first snow since 1918 guardian.co.uk July 10, 2007.
- Diario La República (Spanish)
- LA OLA DE FRIO : ERAN INDIGENTES QUE VIVIAN EN CAPITAL, CORDOBA Y ROSARIO Otros tres muertos por hipotermia, Clarín, July 10, 2007 (Spanish)
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- Frío intenso y nieve en la mayor parte del país, Diacrítico de Bolivia, July 10, 2007 (Spanish)