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Rare Snow in the Sahara Desert

Yes, it does snow in the Sahara Desert. Snow just fell on “the world’s hottest desert” for the third time in 40 years. No one has explained why, but it seems to be part of global climate change and evolving weather patterns.

Photographs from local residents showed stunning scenes of vivid orange dunes dusted with snowfall. Algerian locals wearing coats and scarves were seen climbing the peaks, cheering loudly and posing for videos. Many brought cameras to record the rare wintry phenomenon before the snow began to melt later in the evening. This is believed to be only the fourth time snow has fallen on Ain Sefra in northern Algeria in almost 40 years, according to Algerian media reports.


It would be fun to see a desert scene in a movie where someone is stranded in the desert needing water and then it snows. What happens next? Could they collect enough to melt into water?


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3 thoughts on “Rare Snow in the Sahara Desert

  1. Just awesome photos ! Seems so surreal somehow

    Posted by Soul Gifts | 11 Jan 2018, 6:03 pm
  2. Beautiful images. Being at the right place and time for this once in a generation capture of snow in the Sahara- thank you for sharing!

    Posted by notdonner | 19 Jan 2018, 11:28 am
  3. i guess hell freezes over

    Posted by pdbluu | 22 Jan 2018, 4:45 pm

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