December 22, 2016
Monday 19th of December there was a thin white layer of snow over the dunes of Ain Sefra in Algeria. One can safely say that is not an everyday event down there.
Local photographer Zineddine Hash took the picture and immortalized the rare sight.
The weather phenomenon is confirmed by satellite data from NASA and is the largest snowfall that has hit the city in 37 years.
The last time the dunes were covered in snow was in 1979, when it snowed for a “whole” 30 minutes.
Ain Sefra is located 1081 meters above sea level and is experiencing summer temperatures of well over 40 degrees.
It is admittedly not the first time it has snowed in the Sahara since 1979. As late as 2005 and in 2012 it was observed some snow in the desert.
The snow from Monday has already melted away.
The global warming is turning into global cooling, and still no word from Gore on the error.
This article was posted: Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 7:51 am