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Johannesburg Gets First Snow Since 1981(And Al Gore is no where to be heard.LOL)
VOA News/AP/REUTERS ^ | June 27,2007 | staff

Posted on 06/27/2007 5:35:36 PM PDT by kellynla

The first measureable snowfall in almost 26 years has blanketed Johannesburg, South Africa, closing roads, delaying flights and claiming at least one life.

Weather officials say as many as 10 centimeters of snow fell over the area Tuesday night and early Wednesday. Children were seen playing in area parks, while others were saving snowballs as souvenirs of the fast-melting snow.

The officials say the last recorded snowfall for the area was in September of 1981. Temperatures Wednesday dipped below freezing in several areas.

Aviation officials say flights at Johannesburg (O.R. Tambo) International airport were delayed for up to three hours while planes were de-iced.

Emergency officials say they found a homeless man dead in Johannesburg's city center. They say the man died from exposure.

Several major roads were closed due to the snow, but transportation officials have reported only minor accidents.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming; snow; weather

1 posted on 06/27/2007 5:35:39 PM PDT by kellynla
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To: kellynla

Gore is scratching his head about snow in summer.


2 posted on 06/27/2007 5:38:30 PM PDT by dighton
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To: kellynla

That’s why they had to change it to Global Climate Change......to cover all bases.


3 posted on 06/27/2007 5:39:13 PM PDT by nuconvert ([there are bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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To: kellynla

Thought I heard Australia has had the coldest June day on record.


4 posted on 06/27/2007 5:40:07 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: dighton

“Gore is scratching his head about snow in summer”

LOL


5 posted on 06/27/2007 5:41:32 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: dighton

Especially when it is winter down there?


6 posted on 06/27/2007 5:41:49 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

snort....oh sure, point out the obvious. Oh wait. Maybe someone missed that little fact.


7 posted on 06/27/2007 5:43:43 PM PDT by tongue-tied
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To: Red_Devil 232
Especially when it is winter down there?

I know that, and you know that, but don’t bet your bottom dollar that our warming expert does.

8 posted on 06/27/2007 5:44:16 PM PDT by dighton
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To: kellynla

I was in Jo’burg earlier this month ... night time temperatures were in the low 40’s. Snow is very unusual ...


9 posted on 06/27/2007 5:44:54 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: BluH2o

I was IN Johannesburg the last time it snowed! We had a grand old time...we lived in Berea at the time. Now Berea looks like a war zone.


10 posted on 06/27/2007 5:49:22 PM PDT by sofaman ("There will only be peace in Israel when the Arabs love their children more than they hate the Jews")
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To: BluH2o

“Snow is very unusual”

yep...which is why I posted it...

of course I remember the same “experts” talking about “global cooling” back in the 70’s


11 posted on 06/27/2007 5:51:35 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla

12 posted on 06/27/2007 5:53:11 PM PDT by Dumpster Baby ("Hope somebody finds me before the rats do .....")
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To: dighton

Someone else who doesn’t know the difference between climate and weather.


13 posted on 06/27/2007 5:54:38 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: dighton
Our warming expert assumes you and me are ignorant asses but that is not the way I was tought to parse ass/u/me!
14 posted on 06/27/2007 5:55:11 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: nuconvert

Haven`t you heard?

Global warming leads to localized cooling, which then in turn leads to global warming which then leads to global cooling which then...


15 posted on 06/27/2007 5:56:47 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: dighton
Gore is scratching his head about snow in summer.

Uh, it's winter in South Africa right now. They're in the Southern Hemisphere.

16 posted on 06/27/2007 6:04:36 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: kellynla

Just remember: It’s global warming if it’s hot, and global warming if it’s not.


17 posted on 06/27/2007 6:07:53 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: sofaman
I was IN Johannesburg the last time it snowed! We had a grand old time...we lived in Berea at the time. Now Berea looks like a war zone.

Flew into Jo'burg spent the night at the Intercontinental Hotel at the airport and flew north to Botswana early the next day. On our return we stopped in Jo'burg for brief layover on our way to Cape Town. Returning to the US we flew thru Jo'burg, once again a brief layover. No desire to visit Jo'burg, although Pretoria intrigues me somewhat ... maybe next trip.

18 posted on 06/27/2007 6:08:23 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: kellynla

***of course I remember the same “experts” talking about “global cooling” back in the 70’s***

Yep. They said we’d die of the cold in the dark.


19 posted on 06/27/2007 6:09:32 PM PDT by kitkat (I refuse to let the DUers chase me off FR. HI,)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Please click on Foghorn and see #8.

20 posted on 06/27/2007 6:10:39 PM PDT by dighton
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To: kellynla
"What do we want?
Global Warming!
When do we want it?
Now!"
21 posted on 06/27/2007 6:12:59 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Brian J. Marotta, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub, (1948-2007) Rest In Peace, our FRiend)
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To: BluH2o

I grew up in Cape Town, Sea Point if you know where that is, till ‘76...did 2 years in the SA Military (’79-’80) in Pretoria (DHQ) and then lived in Johannesburg (’81-’82) and emigrated to the US in ‘82.


22 posted on 06/27/2007 6:13:37 PM PDT by sofaman ("There will only be peace in Israel when the Arabs love their children more than they hate the Jews")
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To: kellynla
I also heard they found remains of ancient Penguins in Peru. It is a shame humans weren’t around to save them from Man Made Global Warming.
23 posted on 06/27/2007 6:29:35 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: nuconvert

Exactly. No matter what the weather’s like, it’s a bad thing and it’s our fault.


24 posted on 06/27/2007 6:33:08 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: kellynla

Climate Change includes unexpected cold and snow.


25 posted on 06/27/2007 7:10:59 PM PDT by ricks_place
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To: dighton
Gore is scratching his head about snow in summer.

Actually, it's winter down there. North & South hemisphere seasons are reversed.

26 posted on 06/27/2007 7:34:54 PM PDT by AFreeBird (Will NOT vote for Rudy. <--- notice the period)
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To: ricks_place

“Climate Change includes unexpected cold and snow.”

No shiite! LOL

And the same clowns who are claiming “global warming” now were claiming “global cooling” 30 years ago...

I just wish they would make up their minds.


27 posted on 06/27/2007 7:35:09 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla
Its winter in South Africa. The seasons are reversed in the Southern Hemisphere.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

28 posted on 06/27/2007 7:38:42 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: AFreeBird

Right. Please see #20 et cetera.


29 posted on 06/27/2007 7:45:48 PM PDT by dighton
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To: kellynla
I just wish they would make up their minds.

They have made up their minds; Climate Change covers Global Warming and Global Cooling!

30 posted on 06/27/2007 7:55:50 PM PDT by ricks_place
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To: kellynla
Children were seen playing in area parks, while others were saving snowballs as souvenirs of the fast-melting snow.

"Snowball Warming?"

31 posted on 06/27/2007 8:04:56 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

I have heard that we may expect global cooling to start about 2020.


32 posted on 06/27/2007 8:23:07 PM PDT by TheDon (The DemocRAT party is the party of TREASON! Overthrow the terrorist's congress!)
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To: Lurking Libertarian
Someone else who doesn’t know the difference between climate and weather.

If it's colder than normal for any length of time anywhere on Earth, that conclusively disproves global warming. Did you miss a memo?

33 posted on 06/27/2007 9:00:31 PM PDT by ReignOfError (`)
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To: kellynla

Interesting that last week Rush Limbaugh was suggesting that the way to show how little faith most people have in Gore’s and the global warmist’s theories wold be to establish betting lines on most of the predictions they’ve been making - and tonight on Fox News there was a story about a environmental scientist who was putting up a bet of ten thousand dollars (to go to charity) that Gore’s claims of future increases in temperature would not be validated - Gore had apparently not responded to the challenge as of air time......


34 posted on 06/27/2007 9:07:57 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: goldstategop

“Its winter in South Africa. The seasons are reversed in the Southern Hemisphere.”

We all know that...it’s the FRIGGIN SNOW that they haven’t had since 1981 that’s NEWS!

gezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


35 posted on 06/27/2007 9:18:07 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla
"This is consistent with our models."

(Of course, there are so many models, every outcome is.)

36 posted on 06/27/2007 9:25:31 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: kellynla

Why Johannisberg is in the southern hemisphere where the climate is opposite that in the northern hemisphere so global warming in the US causes global cooling there...yeah that’s the cause. Bush’s fault.


37 posted on 06/28/2007 2:53:01 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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