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.