Up to 40″ of Snow Forecast for South America this Weekend

Matias Ricci | | WeatherWeather
The Andes of South America looking GOOD from space. photo: nasa
The Andes of South America looking GOOD from space. photo: nasa
Waiting Cerro Catedral to open. photo: Dante Amelio
Waiting Cerro Catedral to open. photo: Dante Amelio

Winter is just around the corner in South America. Last week, Cerro Castor (Ushuaia, Argentina), Catedral (Bariloche, Argentina), Valle Nevado (Santiago, Chile), and more were hit by the first snowfall of the year.

Cerro Castor, in Ushuaia, is the southernmost ski resort on Earth.
Cerro Castor, in Ushuaia, is the southernmost ski resort on Earth.
Cerro Castor recieved its first snowfall of the year.
Cerro Castor recieved its first snowfall of the year.

A few days ago, Cerro Catedral, in Bariloche, turned white for a while.

Last week's snowfall in Cerro Catedral, Bariloche
Last week’s snowfall in Cerro Catedral, Bariloche
Cerro Catedral turned white for a while last week.
Cerro Catedral turned white for a while last week.

Now it is the turn for Las Leñas, in Mendoza, and Portillo and Valle Nevado, in Chile.

Snow-Forecast for Las Leñas, Argentina
Snow-Forecast for Las Leñas, Argentina

If this happens, and Las Leñas is hit by this storm, then this April would turn into the snowiest in many years… Average of the last seven years show that by this time of the year, snowfalls should be of about 6”, so if the weather forecast is right, then we will have more than 6 times the average. Of course this doesn’t guarantee anything, but for sure it is a good sign. Hope it continues this way!

Snow-Forecast for Valle Nevado, Chile
Snow-Forecast for Valle Nevado, Chile

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