Rare snowfall reported in Uruguay

Rare snowfall reported in Uruguay

Brazilian and North American meteorologists both agreed it was snow that was seen falling in parts of Uruguay on Sunday, August 19, 2018. Since Uruguay is located within the temperate zone of the tropic of Capricorn, the country has warm summers and crisp winters…

Drought in Argentina and Uruguay, the most expensive weather disaster of 2018

Drought in Argentina and Uruguay, the most expensive weather disaster of 2018

After a severe lack of rainfall during the summer of 2017/18, parts of Argentina and Uruguay are now suffering their worst drought in decades and the most expensive weather-related disaster on the planet so far this year. This is also the most expensive disaster in…

Historic ocean receding in parts of Brazil and Uruguay

Historic ocean receding in parts of Brazil and Uruguay

A historic ocean receding caused by strong northerly winds occurred in several coastal cities of Uruguay and Brazil on August 11 and 12, 2017. In Punta del Este, Uruguay, the ocean receded more than 10 meters (32.8 feet) in about 15 minutes on August 11, leaving…

The Chilean caldera still emits a steady stream of ash

The Chilean caldera still emits a steady stream of ash

The Puyehue volcano in Chile continues to spew ash that is still disrupting air travel as far as Australia and New Zealand this week. A new animation of satellite imagery just released from the NASA/NOAA GOES Project shows the ash spewing from the