If I say ‘desert’ and you do not conjure up images of scorching sun and hot sand dunes for miles and miles, then there’s probably something wrong with you. But be ready to have your perception changed because due to another one of nature’s in explicable phenomena, snow has fallen over the biggest desert of them all—The Sahara desert!
As a result of a freak winter storm, parts of the Sahara desert in the small town of Ain Sefra, Algeria, have received more than a foot thick snow fall!
— AMHQ (@AMHQ) January 9, 2018
The same winds that brought the brought the cold wave in parts of the United States in December may have caused the snow fall in the world’s largest desert.
While some parts of the Sahara received only a foot of snow, others were covered in a beautiful white blanket of 16-inch snow. Needless to say, it was one spectacular sight!
2. When Sand Met Snow! Sounds like a Game of Thrones plot, doesn’t it?
3. Those vibrant orange hues will steal your heart!
4. Difficult to say if it’s Sahara desert or the Alps!
5. The swirls made by the snow look like latte art, don’t they?
Awe-inspiring as it might be, such a climatic occurrence is not unheard of. In fact, this is the third time in 40 years that the Sahara, a place where temperature can go up to 40 °C, is receiving snow fall.
In December 2016, the Sahara had received snow fall after 39 years. And now, this has happened again.
Sahara Desert covered in 15 inches of SNOW – recent weather blankets sand dunes! pic.twitter.com/B85t2EOm2v
— Antonio Paris (@AntonioParis) January 8, 2018
But while people wondered at this natural marvel, they also raised concerns.
1. Just keepin’ it real.
While we are all arguing over global warming being true or not it snowed in the Sahara desert. Fucking snowed in the desert…
— Blacklisted (@TrashyAmerican) January 9, 2018
2. It is, isn’t it?
Sahara desert snow? 3rd time in 40years? Ya Allah, that's scary
— bye (@Dhannyzx) January 10, 2018
3. The ‘Ignorance is bliss’ school of thought.
Honestly anyone who doesn’t believe in global warming IS AN OBLIVIOUS IDIOT
IT SNOWED IN THE SAHARA DESERT FOR CHRIST’S SAKE https://t.co/1SWinz9qZo
— Victoria (@vicxkat) January 9, 2018
4. Global warming causes global freezing. Figures.
Snow in Sahara Desert. Global freezing is real pic.twitter.com/S1xaNRSKhj
— Mohamed Wehliye (@WehliyeMohamed) January 10, 2018
5. There were also two sides of the ‘2018 just started, guys’ outlook…
The glass half-empty…
16 inches of snow in the Sahara desert
*adds to list of apocalyptic level weather in 2018* AND WE'RE BARELY OUT OF THE FIRST WEEK YET
— Glytch (@GlytchTech) January 9, 2018
… and the glass half full.
News on snow falling in some parts of the sahara desert is all the motivation I need for this year.
— gaj (@6ODFREY) January 10, 2018
Unnatural weather phenomena are becoming more and more frequent in recent years. Come to think of it, they could be Mother Nature’s way of saying ‘Bitch please!” to all the global warming naysayers. But the gravity of the situation cannot be ignored. Rain in winter and snowfall in summer may sound like an amazing thing, but the apocalyptic undertones do seem to mar the wonder of it all.
Still, now that it has happened. We might as well stop and stare at the amazing sight! You can watch the video here.
Conspiracy Theory: Maybe this is the Night King’s doing! Winter is here, you guys!