Saturday, January 27, 2007

Hail / Granizo

One of the biggest threats to the grape harvest every year is hail. The provincial government uses some of the most advanced technology in the world to prevent the hail which can destroy a large percentage of the harvest. The provincial government actually pays for planes to fly over potential hail-storm clouds in order to release a chemical that is proven to break-up the hail forming in the cloud. Unfortunately, La Nacion is reporting that hail fell in the San Rafael region for 25 minutes that was the size of a fist. San Rafael is typically the region that is most affected by hail. Read about the latest storm here.

El granizo es unos de las amenazas más importantes a la cosecha de uvas. El gobierno provincial utiliza unos de las tecnologías más avanzadas en el mundo para prevenir contra el granizo que puede destruir un porcentaje grande de la cosecha. La provincia paga por los aviones para volar sobre las nubes que tiene granizo potencialmente para dejar una química. La química es probada para destruir el granizo en la nube. Desgraciadamente, La Nación está informando que el granizo el tamaño de un puño cayó hoy en la región San Rafael por 25 minutos. Típicamente San Rafael es la región más afectada por el granizo. Leé sobre la tormenta acá.


Pablo Flores said...

Hi! Thanks for linking to my blog! For your English-language readers who want to know about crazy weather lately, especially hail, and what's being done to prevent it, I thought I could advertise my own Hail in Mendoza.

I'm an absolutely amateur wine explorer, so I'm finding your blog very useful. Keep up the good work!

Anne said...

I would like to know if aside from this Hail and Granizo contributing to grape harvest threats, do you also write blogs about wine storage refrigerator as regards to wine making?