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Hell Froze Over

The driest place on Earth is the Atacama desert located in Northern Chile where the average rain fall is less than 50mm per year. Some of the desert’s weather stations even go as low as between 1 and 3mm of rain in a year. During the winter the desert’s average daytime temperature is about 72°F.

This is a picture from the Atacama desert taken a couple of days ago.

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Emergency services were sent out to rescue motorists after 31.5 inches of snow closed roads through the region. That’s 16 years worth of average annual rainfall in one storm. While large sections of the US have been baking under higher than normal summer heat as the jet stream has been forced high into Canada, Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay have been experiencing an unusually cold winter.