This is one of the hottest places on Earth – and it just snowed there

January 10, 2018 by  
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Freaky weather. Snow in the Sahara Desert, one of the hottest places on Earth #weather #snow #desert #sahara #freaky A post shared by @ galacticauthority on Jan 9, 2018 at 10:57am PST A desert town in Algeria known as the “gateway to the Sahara ” – one of the hottest places on the planet – is covered in snow. Ain Sefra got somewhere between 1 and 15 inches of snow (depending on which source you rely) last Sunday, and this snow didn’t just land and melt away – it actually stuck around for a good portion of the day. #sahara #snow #wonderful A post shared by John D (@johnd7450) on Jan 9, 2018 at 11:20am PST Sand dunes that are traditionally a warm umber were snowy white throughout the day, giving visitors and locals a rare visual treat. The snow fell mostly in locations 3,000 feet above sea level, where it is cooler than lower elevations. Related: 2017: the year climate change spiraled out of control Snow isn’t unheard of in desert areas, especially since it can drop dozens of degrees from the day’s high. But it is pretty rare. Ain Sefra has only had snow of this magnitude three times now in the past 40 years. And this snow was surprisingly deep and resilient, further showing that the weather this year has truly been exceptional. #sahara #snow #pic #january #winter A post shared by Viral Travel (@viral.travel_vt) on Jan 9, 2018 at 5:01am PST Via CNN lead image via Deposit Photos

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This is one of the hottest places on Earth – and it just snowed there

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