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URUGUAY - STORM
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
8 SEPTEMBER 1993

1. THIS YEAR, DUE TO ATMOSPHERIC ALTERATIONS FORM THE PACIFIC IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE HIGH-PRESSURE SYSTEM FROM ARGENTINA, THE QUOTE TEMPORAL DE SANTA ROSA UNQUOTE (A SEASONAL PHENOMENON AT AROUND END OF AUGUST) RESULTED IN UNUSUALLY HEAVY STORMS WITH 100 KM/HOURS WINDS, RAINS AND HAILSTORMS AFFECTING THE WHOLE COUNTRY, ESPECIALLY THE DEPARTMENT OF RIO NEGRO.