It has not snowed in Ouarzazate in more than 40 years, but today (7 Feb 2018), “Ouarzazate is coated in brilliant white and its Sahara Desert is buried under 40 centimeters (15.7 inches) of snow.”
Zoubir Bouhout, Director of Local Tourism Office (CRT) in Ouarzazate, told Morocco World News that there will be “positive and negative impacts on the area.”
“There are some difficulties that snow is presenting for now, such as blocked roads to Marrakech, Tichka, Sekkoura, Tinghir, and others that lead in and out of the region,” said Bouhout.
However, Bouthout continued, “(it) will fill Ouarzazate’s El Mansour Eddahabi dam and provide potable water for inhabitants as well as supplementary water for farming.”
Nicknamed The door of the desert, Ouarzazateis a city in south-central Morocco. Ouarzazate stands at an elevation of 1,160 metres (3,810 ft). To the south of the town is the desert.
Ouarzazate, Morocco Under Snow: Winter Wonderland
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(the green ring is the location of Ouarzazate).
Thanks to Philip Mulholland for these links
See also: First snowfall ever in parts of Morocco