South Africa Sees Rarity: Snow
Nation in midst of winter cold snap
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 7, 2012 4:42 PM CDT
People enjoy a rare snowfall in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
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(Newser) – People slowly came outside despite the cold wind today across South Africa, pointed their mobile phone cameras to the sky, and opened their mouths to taste a rare snowfall that fell on much of the country. The snow began this morning, part of an extreme cold snap now biting into a nation still in its winter months. By mid-afternoon, officials recorded snowfall across most of South Africa. Records show it has snowed in Johannesburg on only 22 other days in the last 103 years, the last time in 2007.