Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Fact of the Day: Atacama Snow

Despite being the driest non-polar desert in the world and having average daily temperatures reach over 100 F (37.77C), in 2011 the Atacama desert in South America had snow when an extremely cold front from Antarctica went into their direction.

15 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Wow, it is hot.

Margaret D said...

My goodness they often say hotter places in summer, colder in winter.

Pat Hatt said...

We'll avoid that giant litterbox, snow or not.

Christine said...

Wow

Anna and Klaudia said...

It's really hot.

Cloudia said...

Cool, Adam! Did you know that a cloud can weigh a ton?

RO said...

My goodness that's super hot, and I feel sorry for anyone who would get stuck there! Hugs...and Happy Wednesday!

Mary Kirkland said...

That's pretty neat.

happyone said...

That sure is hot!!

Sakuranko said...

Oh I remember that~ Thanks for share this fact
xx

Blogoratti said...

That's interesting, thanks for sharing that. Greetings!

stephen Hayes said...

Climate is changing, no doubt about it.

Birgit said...

Now, there is a place I have no desire in seeing

Martha said...

Wow, that's interesting!

Huggybear said...

That can happen in most desert places - cook to death in the day and then freeze at night.
Surely people knew of this from even WW2 movies - the North African
Campaign!!!
I am glad that you are trying to "educate" some people.
Colin