It’s So Cold That It’s Snowing In The Sahara Desert

A rare blanket of snow descended earlier this month on the usually sun-scorched sand dunes of the Sahara Desert.

Residents in the northern Algerian town of Ain Sefra flopped around in a dusting of the white powder during an unusual Jan. 6 snowfall, which melted later in the day even as temperatures dropping below 35 degrees Fahrenheit.

Ain Sefra is called the gateway to the Sahara Desert, where temperatures routinely crack 95 degrees Fahrenheit during summer months. Frigid temperatures in this stretch of the Sahara are rare but not completely out of the ordinary – Ain Sefra lies between the desert and the Atlas Mountains.

Sahara saw snow in 2016 as well, but it had been nearly 40 years since snow last fell in Ain Sefra before that time. The small area is 3,280 feet above sea level and is nestled between the flat, dry desert and a thick range of mountains in Northern Africa.

The Sahara Desert has gone through seismic temperature and moisture shifts during the last several hundred years. It is expected to look greener over the next 15,000 years, thanks to natural shifts in climate.

African deserts are not the only spots to see layers of snow, of course. Snowstorms and frigid temperatures pounded most of the U.S. shortly after Christmas Day. A Pennsylvania county was clobbered with 60 inches of snow in two days after the holiday – the storm shattered records and required the National Guard to help keep the roads clear and residents safe.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Oh my Gosh snow in the Sahara Desert will Al Bore and Leonardo DiCaprio blame Global Warming for this and what about Bill Nye the Mad Scientists Guy will Kerry the Crazy blame Air Conditoners for this? will Greenpeace demand a all Air Condiotners(Except for the ones in the main HQ)be banned yeah this is not the first snow in a desert my mom once told me of it snowing in China Lake California back on the take 1940’s after WW II and before Korea

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    G

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    Who needs to look at the Sahara? Look out your own frozen-over window. Look at your heating bills. Look at just about ANYWHERE, and the whole global warming meme has been outed by freezing temperatures as fraud. Anyone living in the Midwest can tell you this is a multi-year trend, and it’s getting worse.

    And yes, the leftstream media will ignore their own chronically frost-bitten noses to report one day in East Bumfuck California that has one warmer than average day.

    AL GORE WEARS NO CLOTHES!

    I guess this makes me a racist, since by questioning the Climate Agenda I have insulted the memory of Rev. Martin Luther King…

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      Sonnyhill

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      LOL! The darkest hour is just before dawn.
      We’re winning this.

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