More from the “weather is not climate” department in the “hottest year so far ever”.
Our previous article on this here, illustrated the scope of the event in human terms, but we didn’t have a map to show extent of the cold air mass. One was needed given the revelation that the cold had crossed the equator from the South, a rather rare event.
Now we have a map that illustrates the magnitude, see below. Thanks to Joe D’Aleo of ICECAP.
Image of surface temperatures departure from normal for July 17, 2010 for South America, from NOAA NCEP:
NOAA being an American government operation, the scale is in °F