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It snowed 16 inches in the Sahara Desert near the town Ain Sefra in Algeria after a storm hit on Sunday. This is the third time in 40 years that snow has fallen on the city.
Residents also awoke to snow in 2016 and 2017. But this time, they got about 16 inches of the white stuff.
While the actual town of Ain Sefra only saw a few inches of snow, the sand dunes in the desert, which is on the outskirts of the town, were covered.
“We were really surprised when we woke up to see snow again. It stayed all day on Sunday and began melting at around 5 pm,” said Photographer Karim Bouchetata.
When Bouchetata says “again”, the photographer is referring to another snowstorm not long ago. In 2016, the town known as “The Gateway to the Desert” saw deep snow shortly after Christmas and it caused chaos, with passengers stranded on buses after the roads became slippery and icy.
But children made the most of it, sledding down the desert sand dunes and building snowmen.
ENGLAND is not set to have a white Christmas – but snow has fallen in the Sahara desert for only the second time in living memory.
Amateur photographer Karim Bouchetata took incredible pictures of snow covering the sand in the small Saharan desert town of Ain Sefra, Algeria, yesterday afternoon.
He captured the amazing moment snow fell on the red sand dunes in the world’s largest hot desert for the first time in 37 years.
– Yet another global warming catastrophe – The Sahara Desert is getting greener (Ice Age Now, June 3, 2015):
“You would think that increasing temperatures would make things worse in the deserts of the world,” says this article on hotair.com. But it appears that the Sahara desert may actually be shrinking.
“I’ve been studying the Sahara for 30 years and can definitely say that it’s getting greener,” says desert geologist Stefan Kröpelin, who has studied geological data for the eastern Sahara going back 6,000 years.
– Snow to fall in London as bitterly cold weather grips Britain (Telegraph, Feb. 2, 2012):
All of Europe and even Africa is being frozen by a giant 4,000-mile wide mass of freezing air shunted west from Siberia.
Amazingly, the Sahara Desert, which had no snow for 33 years until a brief fall in western Algeria last month, faces an inch of snow by the weekend.
Meteogroup forecaster Stephen Davenport, who said parts of north Africa face six inches of powder, said: “The deep cold is spreading surprisingly far south.
“It will deliver snow to Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica and, most remarkably, possible low level snow in north Africa, although it is unlikely to settle.”