Where the Wind Holds Sway

The Magallanes Region, located in the southernmost part of Chile, is the largest and second least populated region of the country. It consists of four provinces (Última Esperanza, Magallanes, Tierra del Fuego, and Antártica Chilena), and its capital, Punta Arenas, is located in the Province of Magallanes. Its climate is subpolar oceanic, with the warmest months experiencing daytime maximum temperatures below 17°C (63°F), and the coldest month featuring highs near or slightly above freezing and lows just below freezing. Moreover, Punta Arenas is one of the windiest cities in the world: summerly winds of 140 km/h (87 mph), equivalent to a Category 1 Hurricane, have been recorded. This article describes life in this fascinating region of the planet. I transcribed it in Anniversary Gregg for the blog.

Attachment: where-the-wind-holds-sway.pdf

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