Snow on the road to Mecca – Video

Al Jazeera confirms snow in Saudi Arabia. January 15, 2016. First time in 85 years.

Video .. snow coats the migration route.

(One part of the Al Jazeera story says snow, a different part says hail. I’m guessing hail, but it still must have been a real shock to the drivers.)

Hailstones falling heavily between Mecca and Medina covered various parts of the region, which has taken on in white.

A researcher at the weather, climate and member of the Committee naming distinctive climatic conditions said “snow seen on the migration route between Medina and Mecca formed as a result provide good moisture for the layers of the upper atmosphere led to the emergence of Cumulus huge.

It snowed! ‘first time in 85 years’

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis and Martin Siebert for these links

“This news item is only in Arabic and cannot be found on the English spoken website of Al Jazeeera,” says Argiris.

8 thoughts on “Snow on the road to Mecca – Video”

  1. Hail is a result of freezing cold at high altitude as is snow – probably colder than that needed to form snow.

    Or maybe the water vapour concentration is higher when hail forms – snow contains far less water per inch than rainfall – just surmising.

  2. Some other videos of people spinning doughnuts in a big intersection while oncoming traffic waits, I bet that’s normal. lol. MSM is Embarasssing…-to themselves. No matter how many refugees died from cold,they probably wouldn’t report on that either, maybe some wild man caused fires somewhere. AAAHH that would fit.

    • Good link. I was pretty sure it was thunderstorm-hail, but it sure looks like they got genuine snow in places. I’d sure hate to be a fellow with nothing to wear but sandals.

  3. The only one of you that made any sense was the first guy “Hell is literally freezing over” come on it’s hailing in the desert!! snap out of it bozos!!!!This should open eyes to the Earth changes that cannot be avoided.

  4. Likely it is hail from a thunderstorm, which is “Cumulus Huge” in Arabic. However such an event is interesting, when you consider Saudi Arabia is a chunk of the Sahara Desert that was broken off Africa by continental drift (with the Red Sea marking the break.) To have the cold air aloft, and also the moisture at low levels, isn’t all that common in such desert environments.

    It is always surprising to me how cold the desert nights get, when the nights are longer in January. Check out the below freezing temperatures (pink) in Morocco, Algeria and Libya in this Dr. Ryan Maue map (from Weatherbell) of Africa in the wee hours of the morning.

    No Global Warming even in the Sahara, in January.

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