It's snowing in South Africa!

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    Gee, I guess they're not feeling that global warming feeling. :D Maybe Hillary brought the "Gore Effect" with her visit.


    Snow surprises South Africans as cold snap strikes
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Aug 7, 2012 12:43 PM ET
    Last Updated: Aug 7, 2012 12:34 PM ET


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    A man slides down a hill after a rare snowfall in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Temperatures dropped to below freezing Tuesday morning as snow flurries blew through the city, as residents poured into the streets to watch the snowflakes fall. ((Themba Hadebe/Associated Press))

    People slowly came outside despite the cold wind across South Africa today, pointed their mobile phone cameras to the sky and opened their mouths to taste a rare snowfall that fell on much of the country.

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    The snow grew heavier in the afternoon in Johannesburg, covering rooftops and slicking roads. Snowflakes are a rare commodity in Johannesburg, even during winter. South African Weather Service records show it has snowed in Johannesburg on only 22 other days in the last 103 years. :eusa_clap:The last snow fell there in June 2007.

    Rest of article at link:

    Snow surprises South Africans as cold snap strikes - CBC News
     
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    It's snowing in South Africa -- because of manmade global warming.

    There, fixed
     
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    Idiot! It is winter down there.
     
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    One of the best things to ever come from South Africa

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_vP8FzrgxI]Bhekumuzi Luthuli - Udumo Lwakhe - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    I wish it would snow here, it's been over 100 degrees since mid june.
     
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    It's only snowed there 22 times in 103 years. Sorry that boat won't float.
     
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    But it has happened before.
     
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    About the same as in Jacksonville FL which is about the same distance north of the equator.

    Sheesh idiots who do not even understand the seasons and what causes them.
     
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    I loved Juluka. Johnny Clegg and Sipho were awesome.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzlfd5KQAUA]Johnny Clegg -Scatterlings of Africa-www.zimvibes.com - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    I'm having fun with it. The snowfall in SA is a true rarity. But it's called fucking weather and any time there is a run of hot weather the global warming freaks take a wrang attack.
    So it's fun to poke back.

    Weather happens. Sometimes extreme, sometimes norm. Although currently residing in a place on the planet that normally brags 10 months of winter and 2 months of bad skating we've been in a heat wave for over 2 months now.

    I've lived in Golden, BC; Edmonton, Alberta; Toronto, Ontario (and the Golden Horseshoe); Nashville, Franklin and Nunnelly Tennesse; and pretty well spent my youth in the summertime growing up in Ormond by the Sea.

    I understand seasons very well.
     

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