Santa Rosa in the House

August 31st, 2008 Posted in culture, weather

Written by Jamie

Just like clockwork, the famed “Santa Rosa” storm arrived in the Andes. Almost every year, during the last week in August, a huge storm or “tormenta” comes through Argentina. It is called the Santa Rosa because it coincides with the saint’s holiday, which is observed on August 30. In Buenos Aires, the Santa Rosa storm marks the beginning of spring.

Our first encounter with the saint was on our honeymoon in 2002. We were in Las Leñas, and witnessed a storm of biblical proportions.

Fast forward 6 years. We are in the midst of a big tormenta. There have been some power outages in the region. At the ski resort today, the snow was so deep you had to go straight downhill, no turning at all.

It has been coming down steady at lake level all day long, at times, with big fat flakes.

The storm is forecasted to wind down on Tuesday, with sunny skies later in the week.

It may take awhile for the lifts to be dug out and for the snow to become stable.

In the meantime, thanks Rosa, we appreciate you stopping by and saying hola.

  1. 4 Responses to “Santa Rosa in the House”

  2. By Jon J Jacobs on Aug 31, 2009

    what causes the santa rosa storm (besides the saint!).

  3. By Patagonia on Aug 31, 2009


    Good question. Doesn’t look like one is scheduled for this year.

    Adios, Jamie

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