Snow stuns as more than a foot falls in Sahara Desert

Rodiano Bonacci
Gennaio 13, 2018

The excited kids could be seen sliding straight down on their fronts as they enjoyed the freak weather. While snow is historically scant in the desert area, a similar snow phenomenon happened just previous year.

Snowfall is something which we usually see in hilly areas but this winter a thick coat of white snow can be seen in Sahara Dessert, the largest hot desert in the world.

Although the temperatures can plummet very quickly at night it is rare for snowfall to occur as there is not any water to create any sort of precipitation.

So, no, those thinking that this is a sign of the apocalypse, they are sorely mistaken.

Typically, the Sahara is too dry for snow, Stefan Kröpelin, a geologist at the University of Cologne in Germany, told.On Sunday, cold air discriminating south combined with the right amount of humidity, Kaplan says.

Ain Sefra Village Algeria Sahara Desert Snow Winter NASA
Joshua Stevens NASA Earth Observatory

However, the snow later melt as the temperature rose later in the day.

Portions of the Sahara desert near the town of Ain Sefra in Algeria were covered with up to 15 inches of snow as local residents found themselves in surrounded by a rare combination of the Sahara's red sand dunes and white snow.

Before that snow was last seen in Ain Sefra on February 18, 1979, when the snow storm lasted just half an hour.

The Sahara Desert covers most of Northern Africa and it has gone through shifts in temperature and moisture over the past few hundred thousand years.

Altre relazioniGrafFiotech

Discuti questo articolo

Segui i nostri GIORNALE