Experts who would rather talk about climate change than global warming will be able to count on this startling example. In the United States, and more specifically in Denver, Colorado, the weather has caused residents to lose their heads.
On Friday, May 20, sunscreen was necessary: up to 32 degrees in the city, a temperature befitting of the seaside resorts of Florida.
From 32°C to -1°C in 24 hours
Unfortunately for sloth lovers, this was an episode of intense heat. In fact, barely 24 hours after this 32 degrees, the temperature dropped to … -1 degrees, Saturday May 21!
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After the sun, it was the snow that appeared, 2.5 cm of white film covering the city roads. In the state, snow rose up to 50 cm in places.
As mentioned by TF1The snowstorm is the ninth most recent storm on record, said Chris Bianchi, a meteorologist for CBS 9 News in Denver. Usually, this kind of phenomenon occurs during the month of April.
Because of the snow, more than 100,000 people remained without power for a few hours, although the situation was quickly resolved.
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Under the weight of the ice, many of the leafy trees have lost branches, as shown in the video by meteorologist Steve Glazier.
If for climatologists and scientific experts this kind of event with such temperature differences in such a short time is a glaring sign of climate change, then many residents of the region were delighted with this snow as late as unexpected.
Snow to avoid dehydration
In an extremely arid region, badly affected by drought, the people of the Front Range Mountains in particular welcomed the snow with relief. Because in recent months the fires have multiplied and caused the loss of 1,000 homes in particular between December and January.
“The state was already recording dry, nasty spring weather”And Meteorologist Matthew Keelsch explained to The New York Times. He even thought that snowfall “It was a great help” for the region.
Because of this blizzard, many flights at the international airport were canceled. Several parked cars were damaged by falling branches, but no one was hurt.
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