Sahara Desert covered in 15 inches of SNOW

No matter where you live, that’s  a lot of snow. But that’s okay. It was probably warm snow.

8 Jan 2018 – More than 15 inches (40cm) blanketed sand dunes across the small town of Ain Sefra, Algeria.

It is the second time snow has hit in nearly 40 years, with a dusting also recorded in December 2016.

But yesterday’s snowfall is much deeper than last year’s fleeting flurries, which brought chaos across the town, with passengers stranded on buses after the roads became slippery and icy.

Before that, Ain Sefra last saw snow on February 18, 1979. That snow storm lasted just half an hour.

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Thanks to Dean Koehler, Laurel and Keith Power for these links


13 thoughts on “Sahara Desert covered in 15 inches of SNOW

  1. well it looks like even kids in the Sahara desert will probably know what snow is when they grow up! Hopefully they won’t listen to their teachers if they are screaming in their faces about GW caused by the Greenhouse Effect because of their mom’s cell phones hehe

  2. Syracuse’s snow streak finally ends, 66 hours and 19.3 inches later

    Syracuse, N.Y. — The snow started in Central New York just before 6 a.m. Thursday, and finally took a break just before midnight Saturday.

    For 66 straight hours, the National Weather Service’s hourly logs showed snow at Hancock International Airport. Sometimes it was light snow, sometimes heavy snow, sometimes blowing snow, but always snow.

    Until 11:54 p.m. Saturday, when the log read simply “overcast.”

    All told, 19.3 inches of snow fell in three days. That’s a little over half of a typical month of January.

    The first week of January was the fourth-snowiest start to the new year, with a total of 23.4 inches. Jan. 1 to 7 was also the coldest kickoff to the year since 1904.

    If that wasn’t enough winter for you, Syracuse also tied a record this morning for the coldest Jan. 7 on record, with 11 below zero.

    There’s more snow in the forecast tonight and Monday. A couple of inches could fall, the weather service says.

  3. Snow in the Sahara Desert in Algeria !
    This needs MORE publicity please. Send info to BBC , ITV and Sky News UK.
    Also UK Daily Mail .
    We need PUBLICITY for all this “global warming”.

  4. Really? The subject matter experts on the tee vee channel called it a rare dusting… trace amount. With that kind of calibration offset, it’s no wonder the deep freeze of 2018 is considered a direct result of AGW… LOL . I just fell out of my chair!

  5. Good to see somewhere outside the USA being mentioned. That world wide coverage is a great strength of Iceagenow.

  6. It was 5,000 years ago that the Sahara Desert was Green. It turned to desert due to “Climate Change”, now it may be turning Green again do to “Climate Change”. Wonder who was to blame for turning the Sahara into a Desert? Well guess man can take credit for solving that problem.

  7. Yes a recent study has shown a rise in snow temperature, long predicted by climate change experts but not seen until now.

  8. i have to admit id be out there throwing some drought tolerant grass seed around if i were local;-)
    as it is i admit i loved seeing the red/white swirls looking like raspberry sundae on a grand scale

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