Snow Falls In Sahara Desert For 4th Time In 40 Years

Snow Falls In Sahara Desert For 4th Time In 40 Years

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Snow Falls In Sahara Desert For 4th Time In 40 Years

“High pressures over Europe caused cold air to be pulled down into northern Africa and into the Sahara Desert. This mass of cold air rose 3,280 feet to the elevation of Ain Sefra, a town surrounded by the Atlas Mountains, and began to snow early Sunday morning.”

NPR reports a portion of the Sahara Desert in the Atlas Mountains of of northwest Algeria was painted white making for incredible but temporary landscapes. It was the fourth time in 40 years the region has accumulated snow, with some areas getting up to 16 inches….pow day.

NPR has some gorgeous pictures of the desert snow you should check out HERE.

 

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